Chinese blue and white bowl

by Ping
(England)

Hi Peter,

I have blue and white Chinese bowl. There is no mark on it.

Please help me to identify this.

Thanks,
Ping

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blue white bowl
by: peter

Ping, don't get deceived by Chinese decorations. In earlier times the Japanese copied lots of Chinese motifs, and also some marks. Some Europeans manufacturers also imitated Chinese decorations to a high degree.

This is transfer printed.
In the decoration along the bottom there are four Japapanese characters (マシカタ) reading 'mashikata'.

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