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Chinese Republic Period Famille Verte Covered "Ginger Jar"

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Chinese Pottery163 of 57217th or 18th century Dehua or Blanc de Chine Libation CupChinese old ceramic jar
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    Posted 4 years ago

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    A lovely Chinese Republic Period Famille Verte/Canton Ware Covered "Ginger Jar" with a large cartouche on either side featuring beautifully hand enamelled flowers & insects/butterflies.
    With Six Character Qianlong Mark in Iron Red.

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    1. Trey Trey, 4 years ago
      Welcome to CW:)
    2. APEXantiques APEXantiques, 4 years ago
      A marvelous resource no doubt!
    3. Trey Trey, 4 years ago
      I love hitting the show and tell Feature And all activities so you get a live feed of all the stuff that has been loved recently.
    4. truthordare truthordare, 4 years ago
      apographical - no such word.
      topographical - relating to the arrangement or accurate representation of the physical features of an area (land).
      apocryphal - (of a story or statement) of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true.
      archaic - or obsolete, of an early period of art or culture.
      caracter - no such word should be character.

      I find this Chinese jar charming, circa mid 20th or so . It still has much indication of hand painted motifs, and the reign mark is of course is archaic, one that does not apply to the period this was produced in as an export, the GUANGXU reign period of 1875-1908, soon before the Republic of China replaced the Imperial Monarchy of China, in 1911.

      The more recent pieces of the 20th show less painting and more transfers that have been slightly hand decorated. Thanks for posting.
    5. welzebub welzebub, 4 years ago
      TOD says: "apographical - no such word."

      The word Apograph relates to a copy or a transcript.
      Apographical would be a derivative of that word indicating that it is in the manner of a copy in this instance. This would be in the same manner that topographical is a derivative of the word topography.

      So a more accurate statement above would have probably been:
      "No such word - In my vocabulary at least"
      "I don't understand or recognize that word. I should probably look it up."
    6. welzebub welzebub, 4 years ago
      Actually, TOD is dead wrong, which is compounded by the fact that she is unnecessarily "correcting" someone incorrectly.

      "Apograph" is a noun, and "apographical" is a correct and recognized adjective derived from the word. You can verify it as such on And I agree with your comment 10, but the truth of it is, that apographical is actually a recognized adjective.
    7. APEXantiques APEXantiques, 4 years ago
      Well that was indeed a storm in a Ginger Jar!
      truthordare, thank you for your information, I appreciate your honesty.
      How else will I learn what is good & what isn't if someone isn't blatantly honest with me!?!
    8. APEXantiques APEXantiques, 4 years ago
      Gentlemen, I appreciate all input for opinions are like anus, everyone has one and most are full of fecal matter!
      Seriously though, through the sometimes harsh yet always insightful comments here, I am beginning to get an idea of what I really should be looking for.
    9. truthordare truthordare, 4 years ago
      As a non gentleman, but rather an interested woman Asian piece collector, I am repulsed by your comment. Some members have fun disputing anything they can find, such as poor spelling and use of vocabulary, and even how you should convey your information, sort of an obsessive effort at controlling the site and who and what is deemed appropriate in their eyes. One can only return the favor. Sorry if you the poster end up in the middle of this sad interchange.

      Good reason not to comment here on this site anymore, life is too short. If someone comments and does not love your post, you can see what their purpose is.
    10. welzebub welzebub, 4 years ago
      That comment from the member whose first order of business was to incorrectly "correct" a members vocabulary..... Kettle? Black? Ringing any bells?

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