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Japanese hand painted three footed porcelain bowl, 1920s

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    Posted 1 year ago

    kwqd
    (880 items)

    This Japanese porcelain bowl is 4.5" (11.4 cm) in diameter x 2" (5 cm) high and weighs 4.1 ounces (116 gm). It is marked "Hand Paint Made in Japan" surrounding a cherry blossom on the bottom. Maker unknown, but I have seen this cherry blossom mark before. I think it is pre-WWII, 1920s-1930s, so almost 100 years old. It is so thin that it is translucent, so thin that it is hard to understand how it survived traveling to a thrift shop where I paid $1 for it today, but it is in pristine condition.

    It was a bit nerve wracking to transport it home, wash and photograph it. I put it in one of my china cabinets where it will be safe until the next New Madrid fault earthquake.

    It has a very colorful, classic Japanese floral design. The feet are also partially painted on the outside. I have seen similar pieces described as condiment bowls. They often had a matching under plate, so I may go back to the thrift shop and see if I can find a matching plate.

    Today, I also found a Kosta Boda snowball votive candle holder for $1 and a glass flower frog that fits perfectly into a standard pint drinking glass for $2. Yesterday, I found a Stiffle candlestick lamp for $3.92,minus shade but with the original finial. I am addicted to Stiffel lamps.

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    Comments

    1. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks Jenni!
    2. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thank you dav2no1!
    3. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks aura, Thomas, Alfie21 and jscott0363!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks SEAN68!!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks Kevin!
    6. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for checking out my Japanese bowl Pacem!
    7. kwqd kwqd, 4 months ago
      Thanks vcal!

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