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I have a small porcelin bowl which if held up to the light

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I have a small porcelin bowl which if held up to the light reveals a blue dragon pattern.It also has a wax stamp that is read on the bottom.The man I bought it from said it came from China. Thats all I know.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Robert S. replied 1 year ago.

Hi! My name is ***** ***** I would be happy to help with your porcelain bowl.

Can you give me its dimensions?

And can you very kindly attach a photo of it, as well as one of the entire base showing the footrim, and a clear shot of the wax stamp, and I'll tell you all about it and give you a value.

Many thanks and wait to hear.


PS. Meanwhile, please don't rate me until you get a full appraisal and a value from me. I mention this because you may get random prompts asking you to rate me before I've submitted an answer, ignore them, they are automatically generated by the site (it doesn't seem to be able to distinguish an answer from preparatory back and forth and information gathering) and don't come from me. Thanks, Robert.

Expert:  Robert S. replied 1 year ago.

Just checking back to see if you've had any luck with the photos. If not, this might help:

If you are still having difficulties you can upload them to a free public picture hosting site and give me the link so I can go to where you put them.

The one I find easiest to use is

Just three clicks and a copy and paste and you are done:
Go to
(no need to 'log in' or 'register' it makes it too complicated)
Click on "Upload Images"
Click on "Browse Your Computer"
Select the pictures you want to send me from the box that pops up.
Hit "open".
Click on "Start Upload" (and wait few seconds pictures to load)
And then copy the link they give you. It will look similar to this and it's located on the right hand side of the page under where it says "Share Link"
and paste it here where you are typing to me.
(If you have uploaded multiple photos on one link, copy the URL in the browser bar at the top of your screen, otherwise I get just one photo).

Hope this helps!