Blue ashtray - oriental or Scandinavian?

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Blue ashtray - oriental or Scandinavian?

Post by NaomiM on August 12th 2013, 7:01 pm

Heavy blue ashtray with impressed circles and dots decoration. 7" diameter.

The mark looks like a Chinese character - dealer thought it was Japanese - but it's very atypical for oriental pottery. Looks more like Scandinavian / European to me.









At this angle the mark looks like SIH



At this angle it looksl ike a chinese character



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Post by studio-pots on August 13th 2013, 12:30 pm

The glaze and the decoration suggest mainland Europe but the mark doesn't look familiar. It could be Chinese for the European market I suppose?

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Re: Blue ashtray - oriental or Scandinavian?

Post by NaomiM on May 28th 2014, 1:53 am

It is Oriental. I've been told the mark is a simplified Chinese character - second photo of the mark is the right way up.

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