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    Posted 7 years ago

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    These chinese rice bowls (have read they were also used for tea) would have been acquired between 1930 and 1950, new or used. Set of 5, dragon image on one side, a bird on the other. 4 1/2" at rim, 2 3/8" base. Anyone recognize the chinese markings on the base?

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    1. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      What I do recognize is the dragon. I have a vase I believe to be from the same era with that exact dragon.
    2. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      This is a common theme, Ho-o Bird and Dragon, sort of marriage with passion, ying and yang, as I understand it. I would guess these are pre-war, but I'm no expert. You could ask on the Chinese collector page on FB, they have readers there:

      Or you can try to find the reign mark on Gotheborg:
    3. rickdrake rickdrake, 7 years ago
      Thank you both so much!
    4. rickdrake rickdrake, 7 years ago
      Now I have a headache from looking at chinese reign marks. Plus it just occurred to me there's know way to know which way to read the mark, what's the top, what's the bottom.
    5. Zilla Zilla, 7 years ago
      In the 3rd photo the mark is upside down. The last character (bottom left when viewed up the right way) is then zao or made. I think there's an email link on the gotheborg home page. Maybe you can email them?
    6. rickdrake rickdrake, 7 years ago
      Thanks Zilla, I'll look for an email link.
    7. kulektor, 7 years ago
      From the red CHINA mark I think it dates to the 1930's period. Gotheborg has those marks in that time range. Good luck.
    8. rickdrake rickdrake, 7 years ago
      Thank you for the info.
    9. morganjen, 6 years ago
      I have this set of a rice bowl, spoon, and 4 cups and small saucers. My mother got this when she went to Chinatown I think in the 1940's (could have been earlier). It's a gorgeous set that I treasure.

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