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POTTERS SIGNATURES ON WOOD BOXES
The most valuable pieces have always been nicely packed in hand made wooden boxes (Hako) 箱. In fact some of the most famous painters had even their own wooden boxes maker.
Boxes are therefore an important part in the authentication process as they bear the description of the item, the name of the painter or kiln and the signature and stamp of the painter.
When buying an original piece it should be in its original box. The price of a particular piece will0