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19th century export ware?

by Yvian
(San Francisco, CA)

Hi, I found this Chinese bowl at a yard sale, which I believe to be antique. However, because there is no markings, I can't be sure. It does however resemble a 19th century export bowl for auction at goantiques:,id,1426751.html

can you help me? Might this be an antique--or is it a modern reproduction?

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May 04, 2011
by: peter

I don't know if that was made for export.
But, to me this looks Japanese, and it is transfer ware. That means it is transfer printed, not handpainted.

Whether it is from the 19th century, I do not know, but Japan did already use transfer printing in the 19th century, actually. China apparently started using transfer printing only far into the 20th century. I am pretty sure the item on that site is wrongly attributed.

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