Featured Can anyone ID the maker/period of this unusual hand-pinted Japan ceramic piece?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by Curioser, Sep 29, 2023.

  1. Curioser

    Curioser Well-Known Member

    I've realized why I am not clearing out old stock fast--I can't identify much of it! This piece is hand-painted,no transfers, with some features raised in the mold. It measures 4 1/2" wide and 3" high. Different designs front and back. The bottom has an impressed mark and a red mark--not sure how to orient them so I took 2 photos.

    Can anyone ID a style, maker or age? Many thanks! Japan_Diamond_shape_Bowl_1.JPG Japan_Diamond_shape_Bowl_2.JPG Japan_Diamond_shape_Bowl_3.JPG Japan_Diamond_shape_Bowl_4.JPG
  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Dunno. But that's very sweet.

  3. Curioser

    Curioser Well-Known Member

    Thanks! Maybe some of our Asian experts will have some ideas.
  4. bluumz

    bluumz Quite Busy

    Complete guess but it looks very much like some things my sister and I had decorating our shared bedroom in the 1960s.
  5. Curioser

    Curioser Well-Known Member

    Thanks, that may help narrow down the date, assuming they weren't very old when you girls got them.
  6. Chinoiserie

    Chinoiserie Well-Known Member

    I have tried Google lens on the item and the marks on the back to no avail. I have hand drawn the mark on the back and tried Google lens on it and it translates one of the symbols to 'spring'. Sorry can't offer any more.

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  7. Ce BCA

    Ce BCA Well-Known Member

    I think the script is meant to be 山田 (Yamada) and the impressed mark (you've drawn it upside down) is 春花 (spring flowers - presumably the pattern name). As @bluumz said, it's 1960's or so.
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  8. Chinoiserie

    Chinoiserie Well-Known Member

    Okay thanks for the info. I thought it looked upside down but Google only recognised it that way up. Very strange :bucktooth:
  9. Ce BCA

    Ce BCA Well-Known Member

    Yes, the Google images is good for typed or clear standard character forms, but it often goes wildly astray for script or anything slightly different. It did pretty well picking spring out of this though.
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  10. Curioser

    Curioser Well-Known Member

    Thank you @Ce BCA and @Chinoiserie ! I guess it's not a valuable piece so I will stop researching. You've been very helpful!
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