Plate that caught my eye - but is it a real find? Simple Oriental Lettering (4 characters) Impressed in a square pottery mark
Simple Oriental Lettering (4 characters) Impressed in a square pottery mark
A strange fish-like signature
purple oriental plate with a pheasant, branches and lotus blossom foliage
Do I have a sleeper here?
Hi Peter and everyone else in this community . .
I love stopping at yard sales. I was travelling through a beautiful part of Maine and saw an interesting sale along the side of the road. First I was drawn to a very unusual table - and found out it was a cobbler table.
Then my eye turned to this very beautiful ceramic plate - I had to have it. I turned it over and had no clue what the fish or the square that was visible meant but I didn't really care since I thought the plate was just too beautiful to pass up.
The people drove a hard bargain but I managed to get the plate, the cobblers table and 2 intriguing frames for $50 and I walked away quite happy.
I got home and ran many searches trying to figure out the history of this beautiful plate, but just didn't have any luck. I would love to know anything I can find out about it because the hunt is often the most satisfying part of the these unexpected purchases.
I'm hoping someone will see this and know exactly what it is. I love having special pieces in my home and I hope that I find out that this one is truly special.
Thanks to anyone that winds up helping me in this journey, I truly appreciate it.