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Imari Porcelain85 of 120Gold Imari 6 tea cups and 6 small plates 2 big plates 1 chipped Japanese 10" Imari Scallop Shell Plate / Meiji Period /Circa 19th Century
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    Posted 8 years ago

    mariel_nat…
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    UPDATE this imari base was bought and made in China and at the bottom found those letters can someone explain what it means?

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    1. noob, 3 years ago
      The character that looks like a rectangle bisected by a line down the middle (‘zhong’) means ‘middle’ or ‘centre’. For example, if the English signage named ‘XXX Middle Road’ or ‘YYY Shopping Centre’, count on that character appearing in the Chinese signage.

      Two characters together reading ‘Zhongguo’ - ‘Middle Kingdom’ or ‘Central State’ - means China. The character for ‘kingdom’ is the character for ‘king’ (‘wang’) with a tiny stroke denoting a jade seal and the whole surrounded by a box - pictorially the king within the borders of his kingdom.

      (Sorry, being pedantic.)
    2. noob, 3 years ago
      Sorry, keramikos, I do okay with a few languages, but they are all ones which use alphabets. In Beijing, say, I enjoy including beginner one-on-one classes taught by a local resident, but that mostly helps with travel.
    3. truthordare truthordare, 3 years ago
      I collect Far East ceramic pieces, and this here seems like a double identification. The red script is Japanese representing the characters often used THE GREAT JAPAN.

      The box with a line through it is used by both countries with one difference, the Japanese use a horizontal line to divide it, the Chinese use a vertical line to divide it. Mid to lat

      My best guess is this was a Japanese ceramice vase blank, and it was finished with the geisha and flowers, fruit motifs in China. Mid to late 20th century.
    4. truthordare truthordare, 3 years ago
      keramikos
      Thank you for your wishes, my sad post was deleted, did not meet the CW guidelines, whatever that is. Must have been a series of complaints from the peanut gallery.
    5. apostata apostata, 2 years ago
      sometimes i miss wexval and wma, because it looks rocket science for almost everyone , end of discussion

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