Subject: Censer / Incense Burner (Koro) with highly sought after Satsuma Imperial ware gosu blue decorations. Decorations of pine needles and pine cones, chrysanthemum flowers (kiku), and sculpted relief finial handle decoration of a branch of red plum blossoms (ume). The lid openings are shaped like clusters of bamboo leaves. Location: Antique Japanese Imperial Satsuma Gosu Blue Incense Burner Koro Plum 1800s Japan. My auctions typically start and end on Sunday.
My nearby Post Office recently shortened their hours, so I'm now only making two or three Post Office visits each week. So typically if you pay for an item on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, it will be at my local Post Office by Monday or Tuesday, and if you pay on Monday it will be there on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Please let me know if you need something urgently and I'll try to make it a priority. I'd strongly recommend sending me a message with your address just to be sure. I do my best to protect everything I sell, but much of what I sell is very fragile and the possibility always exists that it might get damaged along the way. If you receive an item that you aren't completely happy with, please contact me and we'll work something out.
The last thing I want is for my customers to feel that they've been taken advantage of. How far it's going. I'm in Port Hueneme, CA 93041.
How bulky the package is. The size of the box I use will usually need to account for the size of the item, plus 2" to 4" in each direction for packaging. The size of the box usually doesn't affect the price much, unless if dimensions start going over 12 within California it doesn't matter much - bulk away! How much the package weighs. Note that for small items most of this weight will be due to packaging material.To estimate the package weight, I typically take the weight of the item and then double or triple it. PRICES, BEST OFFERS & VACATION HOLDS.
I'll be honest, I don't do a lot of research on where to set my prices. After that I'm willing to consider just about anything, but if you think I'm asking way too much on an item, please let me know why rather than just sending me a very low offer (which I might otherwise decline). Items I've had listed for years I'll typically be happy to accept a lot less on (50% to 75% off), while items that I've had listed for just a few days will typically be much closer to my asking price.I review all offers and never auto-decline, but I might decline without a counter-offer if an offer seems outrageously low with no explanation. You can still watch items and ask me questions, but if I have an active Vacation Hold in place I'll have to decline your offers until I get back. If you see I have a Vacation Hold in place, instead of sending me an offer (which I'll have to decline) please first send me a message with your price and I'll respond back. If we can agree on a price I'll let you know when I'll be active again and I'll hold the item for you until I get back. Usually this isn't enough to get all the details of an item. Please message me if you'd like additional photos of specific details or angles and I'll try to accommodate. Any item details regarding item age, origin, and authenticity are my best guess based on my limited knowledge of antiques and are not guaranteed to be correct.
On the other hand, if I'm vague in the description, it's probably because I'm not sure. Please use your best judgement and check the photos. Feel free to send me a message with any concerns and I'll be happy to chat. If you still aren't sure on an item, please consider having an expert check it out (I recommend ValueMyStuff.And if you receive your item and still have concerns, please let me know. Any items in the background, used for scale, or used to prop up or display the item are not included in the sale unless otherwise specified or requested. Also, feel free to contact me if you see something similar to what you want, as I have a lot of inventory that I haven't listed yet, and I might have what you're looking for. International buyers - please note.