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Asian Antiques4888 of 72531974 HANDPAINTED PARASOL BINTANG BALIIncomplete Tea Set?
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Posted 4 years ago


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I would like to know about the mark on this item. 1.) What Dynasty is it from? 2.) Is it real or a fake? .... It is 12" tall and is 5 3/4" in diameter it weighs 2 lbs. 1.7 oz. With four dragons around it.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Check out Chinese marks for Wanli 1573-1620
    Never believe a date mark on Chinese porcelain as being a guarantee of age.
    They are and were notorious for putting early marks on later pieces.

  2. geo26e geo26e, 4 years ago
    It say made during the Ming Dynasty. Most likely a repo from Southern China in the 20th Century for the Western market.
  3. ItalianGlassDecor ItalianGlassDecor, 4 years ago
    I agree that is definitely Wanli in style but a late copy. The painting and overall decoration is way too sloppy to be a Mark and Period piece. Never believe the mark unless you can accurately date if by tieing in Shape, motifs, painting style and other factors which will identify the piece.

  4. shrine shrine, 4 years ago
    Agree all above, just want to say, the shape of vase was invented in 20C.

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