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Posted 2 years ago

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AndreBarto…
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I just inherited this beatiful chinese jar. It's about 30 cms high. It has an inscription on top of the vase saying 1506 - Ming Chen

Any knowlegde you can share with me about it's origins would be deeply apreciated.

Many thanks in advance,

André Bartolomeu

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  1. jwendell222, 2 years ago
    Hi, the mark on the base, when rotated 180 degrees, reads top down and right to left: Great Ming (the dynasty) and Cheng Te (the reign, 1506-1521). The reign is also written as Zhengde. The vase, a very nice piece, is not from the period, probably early 20th century. Regards, Jim
  2. jwendell222, 2 years ago
    Hello again, forgot to mention, and this might be of interest to you, these are imperial dragons, indicated by five claws. Subsidiary dragons were allowed no more than four. Best wishes, Jim
  3. AndreBartolomeu, 2 years ago
    Thanks jwendell222 for adding to my knowledge on this vase. I will add another one i inherited as well. Would be very grateful if you can comment on the new post i'll put in a moment. Many thanks!
  4. ItalianGlassDecor ItalianGlassDecor, 2 years ago
    HI Guys

    Just one thing to be very careful of is that imperial reign marks are never, ever easy to tell if the piece was indeed made in the reign of referred to as MARK and PERIOD. This is an incredibly difficult area of Chinese ceramics where many modern pieces (19th century) and onwards were direct copies of earliers PERIOD pieces, made to venerate and honour the skill and brilliance of their forefathers. Things such as glaze, design, motifs and even brush strokes need to be taken into consideration in attributing a piece to be mark and period. Jwendell222 is indeed right as the 5 toed Dragon was always indicative of the Emperor and an imperial connection of some sort. This does not necessarily mean that this is indeed an imperial item but a great example none the less

    Dean
  5. AndreBartolomeu, 2 years ago
    Thank you Dean for the explanation!
  6. ItalianGlassDecor ItalianGlassDecor, 2 years ago
    HI Andre

    No problem at all

    Dean

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