Blue/White Chinese Bowl - What are Characters on Bottom?

by Lisa
(Jonesborough, TN)

I found this bowl at my mother's house. I believe it came from several items she inherited from a friend who had an antique store. I have searched the internet trying to determine its value, and decipher the characters on the bottom. Can you help me? I have attached three pictures. It is only painted on the outside - Chinese men in various poses. I appreciate anything you can tell me about this bowl.

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Glaze dimpling
by: Lisa

Thanks. I did not expect it was very valuable, but it has glaze dimpling on the inside which I must admit gave me a bit of hope. It would be very difficult to get a picture of it. I appreciate your time to respond - this is a great site.

mark
by: peter

Mark reads "Fanggu Zhencang", meaning that it is copying an older item.
I cannot tell from these pictures alone whether this "copy" itself is antique or not. The bottom looks pretty new.

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