Chinese or Japanese?

by Ping

Hi Peter,

Could you please help me to identify this marks? Is this Chinese or Japanese?


Comments for Chinese or Japanese?

Click here to add your own comments

by: peter

This mark reads "Fu" in Chinese, or "Fuku" in Japanese. Marks of this type with a colored background are used only in Japan, however.
The decoration has a Japanese subject, but I cannot tell for sure if this is original Japanese, or a Chinese imitation of Japanese porcelain.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask a Question or Contribute - archived 2013.