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Porcelain Black glaze vase

by Edward
(Northampton UK)

mark on bottom of vase

mark on bottom of vase

Can you help identify the porcelain black glaze vase and mark and if it is Chinese or Japanese?

Date and origin most welcome.

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Jun 12, 2012
by: peterp

Please allow me to correct this a little.
Fuku is written 服 when it means clothes, and 福 when it means "happiness", "luck" or "good fortune".

The mark was originally a copy of a Chinese Ming dynasty porcelain mark. But it has almost not been used since the Qing dynasty, Japan continued using it on porcelain until recent times.

Jun 12, 2012
Fuku Mark late meiji
by: Regina Cieli Estrada Axismongol

Hi! That fuku mark printed is japanese late meiji period. Fuku in modern japanese language is women's clothes. In tradional japanese translation it signifies fortune,luck & happiness. older fuku mark handwritten in blue ink from muromachi to edo with different forms.

Dec 21, 2010
by: Anonymous

Thanks for your comments and if anyone else can add more I'd love to hear from them

Dec 14, 2010
black vase
by: peter

The image is a bit dark, but it seems to be a Japanese item. The mark means "Fuku" or Happiness.

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