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    Posted 4 months ago

    ho2cultcha
    (4337 items)

    I found this really pretty little bowl the other day. I can't tell whether it is glass or vitrified porcelain? it's quite thin and white on the inside and yellow on the outside. I thought it had a Japanese mark on the bottom, but when i got home and looked at it w/ a magnifying glass, i realized they were letters. I think they read 'MK - B.D. J/A'

    any help with this appreciated!

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    Comments

    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
      Is it “BO JIA” ???
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 months ago
      That could be Kevin. does that mean anything to you?
    3. truthordare truthordare, 4 months ago
      I think it is antique eggshell vitreous porcelain, probably Asian in spite of the mark, must be a story here, bought directly from the maker, maybe. Very nice.
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
      I think the MK is for Middle Kingdom. Bo Jia is a person.


      Bo Jia and Alison Alten established the Middle Kingdom kiln to broaden porcelain traditions for a modern audience.

      That will help you to the info on them.
    5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 months ago
      wow! thank you Kevin. that was an interesting read. i had to buy another one before finishing it. i bought the cup which is yellow inside and blue outside.
    6. apostata apostata, 2 months ago
      antique eggshell ? this is literally brandnew, because the early vases which are actually also late are signed differently

      so there is an assessment difference for almost 100 years TOD
    7. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Great information! This solves one of my mystery CW posts! I posted a red sake flask a couple of years ago with the same markings! So is mine an honest reproduction or just a fake meant to deceive?

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/254117-sake-flask

    8. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Ah, read the whole post and get it, now. This is a new kiln creating porcelain in an earlier tradition. Not copies or fakes, just something modern made in homage to an older style of Chinese porcelain....

      http://www.mkporcelain.com/

    9. apostata apostata, 2 months ago
      actually it,is flooding the market, and they do this quite succesfully , because the porcelain is, not that steep to pay
      it,s the same modis operandi as the zongde yellow grounds also on this site

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