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Posted 3 years ago


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Hi everyone, Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!!

This is a large crackle glazed vase as you can probably see. Thanks to JWendell I know that it is Chinese and a Ming Dynasty reproduction. Most likely early 20th century.
I use it as an umbrella holder or I put large dried garlands in it. Passed down to me.
I would love to know any information any one might have about it. The makers mark seen is on the bottom of the vessel.

Thanks for looking! ~ W

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  1. wolcott1 wolcott1, 3 years ago
    Bellin, Thanks, you are a sweeetheart! Hugs.
  2. jwendell222 jwendell222, 3 years ago
    Hello wolcott, your lovely vase is Chinese, the mark in seal characters is for Ming Dynasty, Chengua (Ch'eng Hua) Period, 1465 - 1487. I would say the vase is 20th century, but very well executed. Best wishes, Jim
  3. wolcott1 wolcott1, 3 years ago
    Jwendell222, Thank you so much! Do you know if it was common in the early 1900's for repro Chengua pieces to be made?
  4. wolcott1 wolcott1, 3 years ago
    Sorry, Jim, I should say :)
  5. AmberRose AmberRose, 3 years ago
    Happy holidays Wolcott!! Have a joyous season with you and yours
  6. jwendell222 jwendell222, 3 years ago
    Hi wolcott, to answer your question from comment #5: It is quite common to find both porcelain and bronze with apochryphal marks for any number of reigns in Ming and Qing dynasties. Some authorities attribute this to respect for the art of the reign rather than an attempt to deceive. The practice goes well beyond the turn of the last century. Your vase appears to have been produced by a proficient kiln. If you have provenance to, say, 1917, then you could date it as ‘c.1917’ or ‘bef. 1917’ until it is proved earlier. Someone on CW may be able to help with this.
    By the way, I really like the screen backdrop for your photos. Wishing you a traditional ‘Merry Christmas’ and good luck, Jim
  7. wolcott1 wolcott1, 3 years ago
    Hi Jim, I really appreciate your input. I had not one clue about this vase, which by the way I have no plans to let go of. You have given me some valuable information!
    You and others who are so generous with your expertise are what make this such a GREAT site. Thanks again. Season Greetings :) ~ W
  8. wolcott1 wolcott1, 3 years ago
    Hey AmberRose! Many Happy Wishes to you for the holiday season!!
  9. AmberRose AmberRose, 3 years ago
    Big mistletoe kiss!
  10. disneypoppop, 3 years ago
    Really nice.
  11. wolcott1 wolcott1, 3 years ago
    Back at ya AmberRose! Thanks Disneypoppop! Thanks Angram.m!

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