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    Posted 1 year ago

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    This bowl is 6.75" in diameter and 2.75" high. It is painted on all sides and marked and signed "Japan" on the bottom. I call this the "bird bowl", but.... Another bowl bought to use. I found someone who had a half dozen of these bowls, some slightly used and some showing no signs of use. They were actually a bit pricey at $10 each, but I liked them, so bought a used and and unused one. I will use one and put one away. The decoration is all hand done and very naively rendered, but still attractive, I think. Guessing they are meant to be general purpose bowls made for export. They are fairly heavy and thick. I haven't spent any time into trying to identify the maker, yet.

    The bird may be a wagtail, a symbol of happiness in Japan.

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    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 1 year ago
      That's cool that you're using them for their intended purpose. It's one thing to sit there and look at items like this, and it's a whole nother thing to use them and to enjoy them. Only then can you appreciate the design.

      My mother was Japanese so I grew up eating meals out of items similar to this.
    2. Newfld Newfld, 1 year ago
      What a beautiful ceramic bowl with the black bird & colorful flowers, a really nice find
    3. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 1 year ago
      Cute little bird on it actually- he looks shocked to be there! :P
    4. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Agree dav2no1! I've been using some of my Japanese pottery for the past few days.

      Thanks, Jenni! It is a pretty perky bowl!

      Yeah, LaurenRedmond, I agree! That is a pretty wide eyed bird!

      Thanks for loving my Japanese bowl aura, MALKEY, glassiegirl, Vynil33rpm, Thomas, Jenni, Lisa, Kevin, dav2no1, fortapache and Watchsearcher!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for loving my Japanese bowl PhilDMorris! I appreciate it!

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