Subject:Re: Arita mark?
Posted By: Bill H Fri, Dec 30, 2022
Your Japanese bowl has a mark of "富", a character with the Chinese meaning of "Riches, Abundance and Wealth" and similar Japanese meanings pronounced "Fuki" and "Tomi". In the usually reliable 1882 Book on Japanese Marks & Seals by James Lord Bowes it is pronounced "Fuki" in listed porcelain marks. I'm hoping that I.Nagy might weigh in on the preferred pronunciation with his superior linguistic abilities. Meanwhile, see the URL Link and image below where the differences first came to light for me.
URL Title :Japan Porcelain mark 富