Subject:Chinese Imari Mark Read
Posted By: Dan D Fri, Apr 23, 2021 IP: 184.108.40.206
I have these Chinese 'imari' style bowls but I, for the life of me, cannot find a similar mark and my Chinese is limited to Ming & Qing Emperor period marks and very basic words. So far I have only been able to decipher the word 酒 (jiǔ) which represents wine/liquor/spirits so I am assuming these are wine bowls (hopefully a gold star for me!). I purchased the new version of Gerald Davison's Marks on Chinese Ceramics (he only made 100 copies and I snatched it up a copy the second he published it - I have been waiting for the new edition of this book for years) but unfortunately there isn't the mark in there! I am assuming the mark is something about enjoying the deliciousness of wine (for which I agree!). Any help from my fluent Chinese friends would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!