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    Posted 8 years ago

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    The image displayed is that of a bronze charger measuring approximately 9 inches in diameter. This charget is decoratively designed with a dragon above a tiger. Also, the charger is inscribed with several chinese inscriptions that ate uknown to me since I am not very well versed in the meaning of such symbols.
    According to information received from a realiable sources, the inscription on the back of the charger is as follows:
    His majesity Shao Hsin (emperior) presents this dragon/tiger plate to general Ma Chiao-court minister. It is written in old Chinese snd Asian graphic letters.
    Note: The item is writtem in old Chinese graphics that is 1000 years old. If the item is not authentic, it is estimated circa late eighteen century.

    As before stated, I welcome any and all information pertaining to this item.

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    Comments

    1. shrine shrine, 8 years ago
      I guess it was used as a bronze mirror rather than a charger. Whatever it was, a print on paper would make the characters more recognizable.
    2. wma, 2 years ago
      The text seems to be cast with the bronze object, which doesn't make sense since this is a mirror and the text is in the middle of the reflective surface. The wording is not of the period, and neither is the modeling of the dragon and tiger. I am doubtful that this is 18th c. either. Maybe 19th-20th c. "antique."

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