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Asian Antiques5086 of 7251Jade carved lampDelicate Little Chinese-Japanese Teapot / Hand Painted Floral Design with Turtle Finial/ Unknown Age and Maker
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Posted 4 years ago


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Oval ceramic tureen- a broad deep covered dish for serving soup,stew or other foods. This tureen has the seal of the Qianlong Period of the Qing Dynasty.The Qianlong Emperor was a great connoisseur of art who was himself actively involved in painting, writing, poems and essays, doing calligraphy etc. The 60 years of his rule was a golden age of Chinese art. The mark on the bottom is the mark of the Qing Dynasty.


  1. davezquanw davezquanw, 4 years ago
    Care to share what makes you think that it was made during Qianlong period?

    It looks more like a 20th century stamp mark which is still being applied onto random modern pieces until today.

    The way of "writing" the Chinese word "Zhi" to the bottom left of the mark is different from how it should appear on authentic Qianlong pieces. Furthermore, the "drawings" and pigments look more modern.
  2. Ilikeart Ilikeart, 4 years ago
    Thank you but it seems that I have read this same question and comment before.
  3. davezquanw davezquanw, 4 years ago
    Yes, I believe I said something similar to Songwriter53's Asian bowl with a stamp mark abruptly applied (red flag that it was stamped as a modern repro instead of risk getting beheaded by the Emperor) at the bottom on It is not difficult to collect/research samples from credible auction houses for their Qing or Qianlong marks in the catalogues - a simple comparison will reveal the truth.

    Again, I may be wrong hence I asked which area convinced you that it is a rare ancient treasure from the Qianlong era? One of the various red flags include the handles may be a huge giveaway because I honestly have not seen something similar from authentic pieces of that period. Also, the drawings of the leaves, motifs and phoenix (I think) seem very vague with little impact on the overall aesthetics.
  4. Ilikeart Ilikeart, 4 years ago
    davezquanw, thank you very much for enlightening me on Chinese ceramics; Again, I know very little. In studying Chinese History I recall, " The Chinese tradition recognizes two primary categories of ceramics, high-fired( ci ) and low-fired(tao). Chinese ceramic wares can also be classified as being either Northern or Southern ".

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