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Posted 8 months ago

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WalkyTalky…
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I had this bowl bought for me from a private house and contents auction 15 years ago. It was listed as Japanese vintage bowl 40s/50s with men and Dragon.

There is a label on base with Made in Japan. No.11813. There is a hand painted number and something in Japanese which im
not sure if its a transfer or hand painted. I think probably hand painted.

The bowl is quite heavy. 3.75lbs/1.7kg.
10 inches diameter. 4 inches heigh.

Again, I think its hand painted with little men and one woman, and a Dragon inside. Men and a dragon on the outside. The 'eyes' and all the dragon are slightly raised/ textured.

I do hope someone can tell me anything about this curious bowl. Age, depiction, tourist piece? Region etc.
with many thanks.

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  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 months ago
    Satsuma 1000 faces. I know there is degrees of quality, traditional stories ( cannot remember this one but it's poplar) think this a super good piece.
  2. jwendell222, 8 months ago
    Hi Walky, AmberRose is correct, this is Satsuma, Meizan Hododa. The mark in the second photo is upside down and should be rotated 180 degrees to be read properly. The cross in circle at the top is the mon or crest for the Shimazu clan, indicating Satsuma. The three vertical kanji on the right read Dai Nichi Hon, Great Japan. The kanji on the left indicate Meizan Hododa. This is a Meiji period piece, 1868 - 1912, The theme is that of Kannon (Quan Yin in Chinese), goddess of mercy, with a group of rackans, holy men. This is a valuable piece, go here for examples:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/221246556176?lpid=82&item=221246556176&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466
    The paper label is a puzzle, "Made in Japan' was not in use until after 1920, so the bowl, made before 1912, was perhaps not shipped until after 1920.
    Regards, Jim
  3. WalkyTalkyPatsy, 8 months ago
    Thank you Jim and Amber Rose. I've not used this sight or anything similar, but im delighted I did. I'm stunned that the bowl is worth anything. It was bought for around £40. It does have a chip on the base rim which im sure knocks the value right down.
    I'm not sure how to rotate the photos. If I go to Edit it only allows me to Remove. They were entered the right way but after submitting they rotated back! Does one thank people on this page or is there a facility to leave a comment on your page?
    I cannot say how pleased I am with the info albeit a little gobbledygook!

    WalkyTalkyPatsy
  4. maryh1956 maryh1956, 8 months ago
    You would have to delete the photo, rotate it using your own photo editor and repost the photo

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