Japanese? Porcelain from my Grandmother

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Procyon, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. Procyon

    Procyon TheRealProcyon

    Dec 13, 2014
    Hi all,

    I recently found out that my grandmother has some (possible Japanese) porcelain in a closet, I asked whether I could make a few pictures, and I was allowed. I think it's handmade, but I got a few questions. So here are the pictures of a backstamp, and the porcelain:

    So my question is, is this genuine, and if so from where is this, and which period?
    She bought it in a store in Sweden, where they sell stuff which people don't want anymore.

    Found out it is Japanese, it reads: 井元 (imoto or inumoto)
    Thanks in advance.

    Yours sincerely,
    Last edited by Procyon, Sep 29, 2016
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  2. Youkai

    Youkai Demon

    Jul 1, 2004
    Germany , NRW
    I guess you will need to ask a specialist about this ...
    It could be Japanese but it could as well be Chinese even though it does seem to show the Fujiyama.

    The Kanji 井元 could be read Imoto (google translator)
  3. RevPokemon

    RevPokemon GBATemp's 3rd Favorite Transgirl

    Aug 24, 2014
    United States
    Fort Gay, West Virginia
    Take it to an antiques specialist or someone else who is knowledgeable in the area as I doubt very many gbatemp members are knowledgeable in that field
  4. Bad Bunny

    Bad Bunny Idol from Japan

    Feb 27, 2016
    Yupe 100% Japanese because of the Fuji mountain behind the tree. Chinese don't use imoto name and yes it's kanji word. Just I don't know it's gunaine or not that all.
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