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    Posted 5 months ago

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    Hello I have just rediscovered this small saucer & thought I would post it as it would be great to learn more about it.

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    1. apostata apostata, 5 months ago
      the back side reads nihon - nippon -japan

      people call this an phenix - flower . IMO thats is a mistake
      IMO it is a HO-HO-ZARA----- KARAKUSA --- KIRI

      ho- HO ZARA = HO BIRD

      what is a ho bird , this is an non existing bird, fusion between duck, pheasent, peacock and so on

      karakusa = tendrils = swirling of the peony of peas tendrils

      what is the flower in the middle , probably the antroposofical part

      the flower is a kiri or een kiku, =chrysantium or paulownia

      its almost mandatory to be a paulownia, because the empress liked paulownia

      plates are faked very often ,so i have to guuess around 1930 maybe
    2. apostata apostata, 5 months ago
      the story is right but the date could be later , i cant run thousand of them sorry
    3. apostata apostata, 5 months ago
      could also be a vine karakusa i see
    4. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 months ago
      Wow, apostata, that's a lot of great info on this beautiful piece. Thx for sharing that!
    5. Steptoe1 Steptoe1, 5 months ago
      Thanks apostata for the great information and help. I have 2 of these,I will add a photo of the other so you can see the difference between them

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