This is on the bottom of a Chinese bowl:


  • It's upside down, and extremely blurry. – monalisa Jun 13 at 1:39
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    Please politely accept the correct answer as an appreciation of the responder's effort and time. – r13 Jun 13 at 18:20
  • Thanks, I'll turn it around, I can't undo the blurry however – Sherri Andres Jun 13 at 19:25
  • How would I find out if this is not a fake/real? I am in the Seattle area, anyplace there? – Sherri Andres Jun 14 at 16:08

rotate the photo 180 °, make it upside down, one can read it as:


it means roughly “made during 1465-1487”

  • Does this mean the bowl is that old? – Sherri Andres Jun 13 at 19:23
  • @SherriAndres Yes, if it is not fake. – Alan Zzz Jun 13 at 20:10

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