POTTERY MARK QUERY - LOOKS ASIAN? - JAPANESE OR CHINESE? WARES PHOTO:- THIS IS A COCOA SET AND IT IS OVER 100 YEARS OLD. A FRIEND OF MINE (AGE 73) SAID IT WAS HER GRANDMA'S. SHE SAID HER GRANDMA HAD IT BEFORE HER FATHER WAS BORN (1910) SHE THINKS ITS AT LEAST 120 YEARS OLD. THE MARK LOOKS JAPANESE OR CHINESE. BUT IT MAY BE SOMETHING ELSE, CANNOT MAKE IT OUT. DOES ANYONE RECOGNIZE IT? THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!
POTTERY MARK QUERY - LOOKS ASIAN? - JAPANESE OR CHINESE? BACKSTAMP PIC
Reply by Peter (admin)
Thanks for your interesting submission.
The set is particularly attractive looking, and there is no reason to disbelieve your family's anecdotal history - although I am unable to verify this as Japanese/Chinese is out of my comfort zone.
I will keep this post here and you are welcome to see if anyone else has any info.
Failing that, you could do more of your own research at specialist website Gotheborg.com - Chinese & Japanese and Far East porcelain marks - export marks are normally in English, often with English sounding patterns and brand names. So this one was not meant for export, clearly.
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