Hand painted Rose Mandarin or Rose Medallion Chinese export bowl and spoon, circa 1960 - 1970. The bowl is 2 1/2" high and 4 1/2" across and the spoon is 5". There are no chips, cracks or hairlines, only age appropriate wear on the bottom rim.
This bowl is predominantly teal or green with pink red and metallic gold accents. It has a figure at a window conversing with a cross legged figure outside. The painting shows little or no wear, and the gilt trim is mostly intact.
Marked on the bottom: Hand Decorated in Hong Kong, Japanese porcelain. During the 1960's, porcelain blanks were imported from Japan then hand painted in Hong Kong before export to Europe and America.
Rose Medallion porcelain china is very distinctive. The center has a circle or medallion with a bird or flower. There are panels (usually 4 to 6) radiating from the center, with garden scenes, figures or flowers. The usual colors are pinks and teal greens.
Collectors often distinguish between Rose Medallion, Rose Canton or Rose Mandarin based upon the figures, flowers or birds included. Most pieces marked "Hong Kong" were made between 1950 and the late 1970's.