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    Posted 6 years ago

    Christy111
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    Purchased in Hongkong in the 1980s, large plate. Unsure of origin or style as haven't seen one similar. Possibly in style of Ming cloissone. Can anyone help in identifying origin?

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    1. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 6 years ago
      Picture of back? Marks?
    2. Christy111, 6 years ago
      Sorry, I don't have it with me at the moment but will look.
    3. apostata apostata, 1 year ago
      sort of precious table design , elevated enamel , daoist symbols , fu the probably late quanghu
      i must have missed something , because was is bought in hongkong in the 80 ties to me it looks a 1910 sort of scene
    4. apostata apostata, 1 year ago
      have you ever got that feeling that you are loosing it, well i have it all the time, is this a rebus , is this an homophone , is it just Confusionism, or is it just a random precious table

      what MIGHT We have here . a sort of stylized Castanets of Cao Guojiu, the patron saint of theater actors maybe left to the middle

      do we have a sword or do we have a rhinoceros cup , probably the latter right next to the vase , well it is important for the dynamic ribboned rhinoceros is a blessed symbol for the scholars and the sword is a kind of an redemption symbol for the sick and also associated with immortality

      right under we got we got a sort of book pile stacked what the French call en filet
      this is the Confusion symbolism for moral standards and knowledge acquisition

      the next question is a vase just a vase because we got a lot daoist symbolism

      the vase is probably emphasizing the symbolism because the chinese word for vase is the same with ping and ping means placid or peace ( for the language user scientists = it leads to homophony)

      so finally i thought i solved the problem , but suddenly as a deus ex machine i saw the fang ding next right the vase , and i did,not understand , because there is no metaphor for a fan ding

      well s... happens at least i tried

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