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Asian Antiques2870 of 4026KITAGAWA UTAMARO   -   OGI-YA na HANA-OGIUnmarked Chinese Blue and White bowl / plate
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Posted 3 years ago


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Can anyone translate what the writing is? I believe it is Urdu.

It looks like a teapot to me, but not certain.

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  1. jwendell222, 3 years ago
    Hi, I believe from the shape of the vessel and the script that it is an Indian wine (or perhaps water) pitcher. The alphabet is likely Syloti-Nagri used for writing Sylheti, an eastern Indo-Aryan language spoken by around 10 million in the Sylhet region of Bangladesh and in parts of India.
    Devanagari, another alphabet used by Indian peoples is also a candidate, but I think the Syloti-Nagri is closer. Best wishes, Jim
  2. papa papa, 2 years ago
    Brass ewer and pretty nice one too. Looks kind of Moorish style but small photo, agree with wendell on India Aryan language. Nice item.

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