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    Posted 4 years ago

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    This bowl was purchased by my great aunt in the 1930's from an antique store in Portland Oregon. I inherited it about 10 years ago but only know that it is Chinese and the writing on the bottom says Acoun which means Ao Village Produced. Does any one know any additional information about this piece. I am really interested to know the approximate age and what part of China it may have originated from.

    Thank you,


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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      The mark in photo 2 is upside down.
    2. Jeremygregg, 4 years ago
      Thank you. I have turned the photo around.
    3. maryh1956 maryh1956, 4 years ago
      Here is a link, which has an explanation on how to read the character marks, as well as many examples of both Chinese and Japanese marks
    4. Jeremygregg, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much for the gotheborg link.


    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Hi Jeremy ... it is stll upside down.
    6. Jeremygregg, 4 years ago
      Thanks. Think I have it right now hopefully.
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Right now .... thanks. Are you sure it is Chinese and not Japanese ???
      To my eye it looks similar to the Satsuma Meiji ware.

      Check out Thousand Flowers.
    8. Jeremygregg, 4 years ago
      I am pretty sure it is Chinese but you are right it does look a lot like the Satsuma Meiji ware. I did have a Chinese friend translate the mark on the bottom and she didn't mention it being anything other than Chinese characters.
    9. Jeremygregg, 4 years ago
      Definitely Chinese. I checked with my friend that did the translation.
    10. Japaneseantiquecollector Japaneseantiquecollector, 2 years ago
      It's Satsuma - Japanese - Japanese has at least 2 type of writing. And this is 100% Japanese satsuma thousand flowers. A very value item.
    11. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
      this is definitely Japanese Satsuma. nice piece!
    12. Jeremygregg, 2 years ago
      Thank you both Japaneaseantiquecollector and Ho2cultcha!

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