This is an unusual bowl from Japan. It is porcelain and looks handpainted except for the "bad seam" on the one place on top and on the bottom halves. It must be some kind of applique, but doesn't feel like it? It has bright gold painted on the handles and rim of top. The bowl is 7 inches wide and 3 1/4 inches high. It has beautiful bright colors and pictures of royalty, birds, flowers and trees. The bottom has "6470" written in orange. In perfect condition. Never used.