Subject:Re: mark porcelain
Posted By: Bill H Sun, Apr 08, 2018
Flip the photo 90-degrees left, then it can be read down and across from the top right as "Zhong guo jing de zhen zhi" (Made in China at Jingdezhen". Gotheborg.com indicates this mark was used from the third quarter of the 20th century. The bowl's Indian Lotus Scroll is a favorite pattern of Chinese restaurants, so such dishes probably continue to be made somewhere, such as the transfer decoration factories in Hong Kong, Macao and elsewhere in China and Southeast Asia. I've also seen the pattern in "Melamine" plastic ware. With this type of mark, it was mass-produced for everyday use and has yet to achieve antique status. However, I've found a few decent hand-painted pieces with Republic-period marks that are a bit more acceptable to hard-core collectors.