Korean (?) celadon bowl

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by johnnycb09, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Hi all. Picked this up recently and was surprised at its seeming quality. Its very light,and a gorgeous color.Its 3 inches high,7 wide,and theres a mark but I can barely see it.Any and all input is appreciated.

    Sorry about the mark pic,but its darn near invisible and thats the best I could do.
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  2. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    I'm sure Aquitaine can do 100X better but here's an attempt to isolate /enhance the mark...there's a reflection of your lighting right in the middle of it.

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  3. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    I didnt even see themark until I was photographing it,its that faint. Heres a couple more (out of 200!) hopefully they are better.
    Thanks so much for your help.
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  4. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Hi johnny, I've got a couple of Filters that I added to Photoshop some time ago.... sometimes they help pull more out of an image....and sometimes not.....here's what I got.....I hope it tells YOU a whole lot MORE than it tells ME!!!:happy::happy::happy:
    Sorry I couldn't get the horizontal lines at the bottom clearer.......

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  5. Mat

    Mat Well-Known Member

    Zjohnnycb09.jpg You have to turn it around, it seems to be a Japanese mark. I cannot read the forst character, but the second and third are "山窯", which means " -zan kiln". So you know that the name of the maker ends with -zan. Unfortunately there are many many potters with their name having such an ending.
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  6. Mat

    Mat Well-Known Member

    Maybe "庫山窯", "Kozan kiln"...
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  7. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Mat. I spent hours last night trying to match it,no luck so far but I appreciate it very much. Is there ANYTHING more maddening to research than Asian marks ????
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  8. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi Johnny,
    Signatures on paintings are worse!!!!!!:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
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