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Chinese Antiques485 of 859Where and when did this unusual table come to be?JINGDEZHEN ZHI FINE PORCELAIN VASE
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    Posted 7 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, 7 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, 11 months 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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