Posted 3 years ago
My husband found this little Asian "cup" diving in San Diego harbor. It's small at 2 1/2" diameter. A little indent on the inside rim...Purposely put there prior to glazing .6.5 cm wide on the top, 3.5 cm bottom and 4 cm tall. The hard crust is remnants of the barnacles/oysters that were scraped off after recovery from 40 feet of Seawater in a layer deeper than 2 Milk Bottles recovered that date to 1924 and 1912 respectively...So following the principle of horizontality this SHOULD date earlier than 1912..
The print on it is a transfer print, not hand painted....then it was glazed and then the little brown dots in between the print were hand painted on and re-glazed...So a double glazed vessel, no makers marks....and the inside is devoid of glaze for the most part.
ANY help/guidance in identification would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!