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Asian Antiques484 of 3229Japanese Art Pottery Bowl /Intense Cobalt Blue Drip Glaze / Unknown Maker and AgeWhat is this for
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Posted 4 months ago


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Hi all,
Not sure of this pretty little pots age.
The lid is quite worn with some bubbles under the surface, one broken. but the inside looks like new.
The gold fish shine beautifully & nicely painted.
No markings.
Probably early 1/2 20th century.
Thank you

Mystery Solved


  1. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 months ago
    Thanks for the loves Agh, Leah, Tom & Vetraio:)
    I thought it has a slight 1920/30s look to it, but it could be more recent or older :-S
  2. shrine shrine, 4 months ago
    have no idea of the material, but the first thing need to be ruled out comes to plastic. It's collectable only when it's made from wood and lacquer.
  3. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 months ago
    Thanks Shrine, i hoped you would see this:) I don't think its plastic. There are a few bubbles under a layer on the lid, one had 'popped' or broken off, just behind the lid in photos, you can't quite see it, but i could add a pic if it would help, you can make our some of the 'unburst' bubbles though. Its fragile, where it broke i touched it and a tiny slither came off on my finger:(
  4. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 months ago
    You can just see broken bubble on the lid, behind the handle in last photo
  5. shrine shrine, 4 months ago
    yep, I can barely see it. Lacquer wares are delicate and easy to scratch. They make me a bit nervous when I drink tea with my japanese lacquer tray. Your bowl looks like made for miso soup, I love it.
  6. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 months ago
    Yep i tried to hide it, lol. But glad you could see it as it helped to determine what its made of. Thank you Shrine, i really appreciate it. Would you have an idea of its age?
  7. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 months ago
    Inc. a better photo of the damage:(
  8. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 months ago
    This is interesting, it almost looks like a direct copy of this..
    Described as heavy, this one is very lightweight.
  9. shrine shrine, 4 months ago best guess is not earlier than Meiji.
  10. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 months ago
    Thanks Shrine. I thought it has a first 1/2 20th cent look to it.

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