Posted 2 years ago
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.