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Antique Chinese fish bowl?

by Meg
(Salt Lake City)

outside of bowl

outside of bowl

I was given this bowl by a friend whose mother had had it for a long time. Can you tell me anything about it? It has gold throughout, but you can't see it very well in these amateur photos. Sorry about the photographer!

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Sep 13, 2010
Japanese bowl
by: peter

Hello Meg,
This is a Japanese bowl.
The mark is a Chinese mark used already during the Ming dynasty, but Japanese potters sometimes copied Chinese marks.
I also doubt that it is a fish bowl. These are usually more thickly potted and have a rim that is turned inward or outward.
To get information on Japanese porcelain I would recommend to visit the forum at

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