Ceramic/Porcelain Bowl with Duck Figure - Pottery mark of triangle with letters N P 3 on outside Hand Painted Italy

by Maureen
(Murrells Inlet, SC)

Ceramic/Porcelain Bowl with Duck Figure - Pottery mark of triangle with letters N P 3 on outside Hand Painted Italy

Ceramic/Porcelain Bowl with Duck Figure - Pottery mark of triangle with letters N P 3 on outside Hand Painted Italy

Ceramic/Porcelain Bowl with Duck Figure - Pottery mark of triangle with letters N P 3 on outside Hand Painted Italy
Ceramic/Porcelain Bowl with Duck Figure - Pottery mark of triangle with letters N P 3 on outside Hand Painted Italy
Ceramic/Porcelain Bowl with Duck Figure - Pottery mark of triangle with letters N P 3 on outside Hand Painted Italy
Ceramic/Porcelain Bowl with Duck Figure - Pottery mark of triangle with letters N P 3 on outside Hand Painted Italy

Ceramic/Porcelain Bowl with Duck Figure - Pottery mark of triangle with letters N P 3 on outside Hand Painted Italy:- I need help identifying this piece. Its a small bowl, porcelain/ceramic, shaped like a leaf, creamy/white. The bowl edges are trimmed in gold leaf and handpainted outlines of gold leaf. There is a figural branch with flower and leaf, and a figural duck on the upper edge of bowl. It measures 7.25" L x 5.75" W x 4.25 H(to top of duck) 1.75"H (bowl height).



The marking on the bottom is a straight edge triangle with letters/number on the outside sides of triangle. starting from the left the letter "N", right side the number "3", bottom the letter "P". Under the triangle is hand painted with "Hand Painted Italy".

I would appreciate any and all information and comments!

Thanks so very much.

Maureen

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Ceramic/Porcelain Bowl with Duck Figure - Pottery mark of triangle with letters N P 3 on outside Hand Painted Italy

Hi Maureen

I can't be of too much help on this one, I am afraid. I looked up this triangle mark from Italy and it is not listed in my Kovel's encyclopaedia.

What does the absence of a listing in Kovels mean? It means that the maker is either too modern, or too small or the mark too obscure to be listed. So the mark is not from what the experts would describe as an 'important' maker, so this piece is a lovely decorative piece and must be loved for that reason alone.

That said, one of the beautiful things about this website is we like to solve pottery mark mysteries. We want to know who created our pieces, even if they are not regarded as 'important' by snooty experts. That's what the experts miss and don't understand - sentimental value.

Time and again we have solved mystery marks from obscure and not well known makers. Let's hope someone comes along who knows who this maker is.

If you do know, please take the time and trouble to post via the comments link below. Thanks in advance.

Also, if you have a piece with this mark let us know what you have - it all adds to the knowledge base.

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triangle mark
by: Debbie

Dear Maureen,
I am researching the same mark on the bottom of an old dish that belonged to my mother. My dish is 14"x 11.75". The whole dish is shaped like a leaf and is sub-divided into 4 separate leaf shapes. It is pink with white in the bottoms of the divisions and gilt veins in all of the leaves. It has a hole at the end of the dish where all of the leaves come together. The triangle on the back has a capital R on the left side and a capital S on the right side. Attached to the bottom bar of the triangle is a mark that looks like a curled thick comma. It also says "handpainted Italy" under the triangle. If you should find out when your dish was made I would like to know. This one has been in my family since the 1950's or longer. Good luck!

NP3 triangle
by: donna

I found a rectangular dish with the exact marker on the bottom. In the center of the dish it has 4 raised egg holder areas with a green leaf painted in the center. On each corner, it has 4 different flowers on stems painted. The dish serves as some type of serving tray having a handle protruding from each end. It is a glazed porcelain. Just curious to it's age.

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