Celadon bowl from old chinese trading port. Real or Fake?
I'm hoping you can help. I purchased this plate (impulse buy!) from a friend in a remote part of indonesia. The islands are steeped in history and used to be a major trading port for the chinese, dutch, english and portuguese.
I fell in love with a number of different bowls, but decided on this one.
I'm now home in Perth, and I'm struggling to find any information about it. There are a number of antique valuers around, but none specialising in oriental ceramics.
Could you shed any light on the authenticity, age, history and quality of the item?
I'd be eternally grateful!