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Subject:japanese imari
Posted By: Alex Tue, Mar 12, 2024 IP: 2a02:a457:4029:1:ded

Does anyone know how old this bowl is?

Subject:Re: japanese imari
Posted By: Martin Michels Wed, Mar 13, 2024

The mark reads in my opinion: Kigyoku 竒玉 Hotei 宝鼎 no 之 Chin 珍.

The mark might mean something like "Rare precious treasure", or perhaps Kigyoku is the maker (kiln?) and the translation is "Rare treasure of Kigyoku". These marks were copied from Chinese marks used on the Kangxi porcelain.
Perhaps someone with more knowledge of the Japanese language has the correct translation.

Age: late Edo or Meiji period 1850-1900.

Subject:Re: japanese imari
Posted By: I.Nagy Thu, Mar 14, 2024

奇玉宝鼎之珍 Kigyoku Hotei no Chin

A precious treasured Ding* of unequalled jade

* Ding (Tei in Japanese) is an ancient Chinese cooking vessel with two loop handles and three legs)

According to some Japanese language sites this is a so-called Daishoji Imari (大聖寺伊万里) made in Kutani in Ishikawa Prefecture, and painted in the the town of Daishoji in the former Enuma District from the Meiji period to the Showa era.

With regards,

Subject:Re: japanese imari
Posted By: Alex Fri, Mar 15, 2024

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