Small light green bowl with gold flower design inside and a gold yellow and brown moth or butterfly painted in the center

Feb 09, 2018. 16:02 UTC
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Stacey
United States of America

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Description

Small round heavy in Weight not sure of material maybe a ceramic

Provenance

Purchased it from a goodwill store

$5 - $10 (United States Dollar)
Answered within 2 days
Feb 11, 10:55 UTC
By Klaus

Thank you for submitting your item for appraisal. This is a handpainted and gloss gold transfer printed porcelain bowl, marked at the base 大偎軒製 or "Made in Okinawa". This bowl was made mid 20th century for the japanese market. The gloss gold is worn off, there is a chip and a hairline crack which affects the value. The butterfly as a symbol has many meanings in japanese culture. First of all it is a beautiful motif, but it might also mean the transformation of a girl into a young lady, there are spiritual connotations too.
I hope the information provided was helpful to you.

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