Chinese Wine Jug with Japanese markings and Qing markings

by Peter

I would like to learn more about this Asian porcelain jug. It has Chinese markings that would suggest 1890 time period. That is uneducated census from my wife and other friends. It looks old to me (old by USA standards) and makes for an interesting home decoration. It could be marked with Qing emperor's mark? Maybe says something to suggest wine?

There is one line on the bottom in Japanese which seems odd. Could it be made in Japan with Chinese markings or made in China for trade to Japan?

The handle appears an old replacement. A replacement for sure. No cover. Inside photo shows some dirt and seeds from mice from storage which I cleaned up a little with a cleaning soap pad. No marks on bottom. No "China".

I'd like to make a wooden base and appreciate any pointers on how that would have looked.

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Chinese Wine Jug with Japanese markings New Translation

by Peter

I just asked my wife for a more detail translation. I must say this east/west marriage thing sure poses its communication challenges.

What she says, today:

Across to top front "registered trade mark"
the cartouche is "award winning quality" <- Trade Mark ?
Down the left side "In honor of some guy"
In the center " happiness flower blossom"

On the back "Fuji Wine Making Company"

If I understand her and if she reads this right.

Well, Peter, what do you think. Is it old at all- or more money wasted at the fleamkt?

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