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Grateful for help in solving my fishbowl mystery. The Imari-style flower basket pattern suggests it is Japanese, but I am inclined to think it Chinese. Still, the base markings are unusual, to say the least! Of the six Chinese characters, the last three read Year of the Dragon. I have never heard of a zodiac year like this on Japanese ceramics. On the other hand, there is no Chinese reign-era name. One possibility could be it was made after fall of the Qing, but my hunch is it is a bit older. Not sure of the first three characters. Their Japanese reading could be Giken-do or Yoshinori-do, the name, perhaps, of the potter or the shop that sold the fishbowl. The smaller marks near the rim do not appear to be Japanese or Chinese script.( I saw similar marks once on the back of an Arita plate.) One final thing: the white glaze is actually greyish.