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Posted 1 year ago


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Hi everyone,
I was told by my grandfather that it belonged to the ming dinasty; can anyone confirm me that?
Thanks in advance for all the information given!

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  1. jwendell222, 1 year ago
    Hi, is there any marking on the bottom? If there is, use edit and post a picture for more. Thsoe are Chinese imperial dragons, but the vase is not Ming (1368-1644) Regards, Jim
  2. Saraiva, 1 year ago
    Hi Jim,
    no, there´s no marking on the bottom - my father has been told by sothebys that there were some periods where they didn´t mark the pieces... is that right?
    at the same time the same person told him that this vase is very old...
    thanks again!!
  3. jwendell222, 1 year ago
    Hi Andrew, vase is not a traditional Ming shape listed by Anthony du Boulay, 'Chinese Porcelain', 1963. I'm not familiar with unmarked porcelain attributed to Ming. Best wishes, Jim
  4. Saraiva, 1 year ago
    Thanks again Jim!! Regards, A.
  5. Stillwater Stillwater, 1 year ago
    Sorry pal, this isn't older than 1920, the cloud-shaped cloisons are tell-tale. And its not porcelain, its cloisonne. Glass paste on brass.
  6. Saraiva, 1 year ago
    Thx Stillwater. Regards, A.
  7. Stillwater Stillwater, 1 year ago
    Its actually a brass vase that has glass paste applied and fired. The little cloud shapes are called cloisons, and they used several shapes that can be used to date the piece. The clouds are a very recent one though. Ming Dynasty cloisonne is very different looking, you can Google that phrase to see. Sorry to burst your bubble though
  8. Saraiva, 1 year ago
    I just posted a piece that, from what you´ve said and what i´ve googled is similar to a ming dynasty cloisonne...or am i wrong?
    Thanks again!!
    Regards, A.
  9. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 1 year ago
    this is a beautiful vase, and i agree w/ stillwater. but there are many ming pieces which aren't marked. they are usually parochial/country pieces though.

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