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Chinese or Japanese????

by Alex

My mom has kept dishes and other antiques from my grandfathers time spent in the far east. I estimate that to be around the early 1900's as my dad was born in Burma in 1918. We know nothing about them or understanding the markings. I thought it might be easier but have not been able to find any examples of what style or pattern we have.

Comments for Chinese or Japanese????

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Oct 22, 2010
Made in Japan
by: Irene

Hello! This is Japanese set, I've got the same one with a bit different pattern. I like this set, the cups are so tiny and light. I think it's vintage, hot so sure.

Aug 09, 2010
Japanese porcelain
by: peter

Hello Alex,
This is Japanese porcelain and beautiful too! I don't know much about Japanese porcelain, though. I will give you a starting point for research. I would first go to They have a section with Japanese marks. The marks are shown together with item pictures. Compare with yours and try to find if you find an equal one.
There is also a free forum at where some members have more advanced knowledge on Japanese art and crafts. They may also be able to help you. The forum on the gotheborg site is for collectors and requires membership.
If you need additional help, please let me know.

And, if you find out what type of Japanese porcelain it is, please post the answer here... :-)

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