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Subject:help identify
Posted By: Ramona Wed, Oct 02, 2019 IP: 2001:1970:5164:e600:

Got this beautiful bowl and need help in identifying it.
Size: 9-1/4 width (including handles)
3-1/2" tall
Raised gold and white detailing.
Porcelain mark is a red smear with gold lettering.
Thanks so much.

Subject:Re: help identify
Posted By: Rémy DOUKHAN Thu, Oct 03, 2019

It's not porcelain but earthenware.It's Japanese Satsuma certainly early XXth century(or earlier?).

Subject:Re: help identify
Posted By: Martin Michels Thu, Oct 03, 2019

The mark reads: Shimamura 島村, Kyoto Satsuma ware. Date: around 1900.
It's a mark of the Shingo Shimamura shop from Kyoto. It specialized in the mass production of export Kutani and Kyoto-Satsuma ware for which there was no domestic market in Japan.

Shimamura opened a store selling Japanese imports in Atlantic City, (New Jersey) in 1888. He was also an active participant at the World Trade Fair of Chicago in 1904, where he exhibited expertly made porcelain with lavish moriage slip decoration on eggshell porcelain that was particularly well received by the American public.

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