Chinese or Japanese?

by Ping
(England)

Hi Peter,

Could you please help me to identify this marks? Is this Chinese or Japanese?

Thanks,
Ping

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by: peter

This mark reads "Fu" in Chinese, or "Fuku" in Japanese. Marks of this type with a colored background are used only in Japan, however.
The decoration has a Japanese subject, but I cannot tell for sure if this is original Japanese, or a Chinese imitation of Japanese porcelain.

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