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    Posted 1 month ago

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    I just found two of those in a State Sale. I love the design, and the way they have spaces on the sides, inside, where thumbs fit perfectly. I am wondering if those spaces were designed to make it easier to hold, and if they are little trays? I have no idea if the signs on the back mean anything, or what were those for. Anyone?

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    1. apostata apostata, 1 month ago
      i think this supposed to be Four-character mark abbreviated Zhi: Cheng hua nian zhi, (Made during the Chenghua reign (1465-1487)),

      something strange is going is going on , because in the right mark under is a dot

      because Chenghu porcelain is mostly made in the Xangxi 1661-1722, i ran this on Wucai and Kakiemon style , and transitional period , no match

      compared it to the revival pieces , no match

      so i don,t know, and i don,t know where it is used for
    2. cipele, 1 month ago
      Thank you so much for taking the time to look it up. I just uploaded a picture from the second one. There is no dot on this one. The dot on the previous one looks more like an imperfection, like a firing. Not a mark.
      I didn't know Chinese character marks could be abbreviated! Thanks for sharing!
    3. apostata apostata, 1 month ago
      in the second one is a symbol right under with also a dot in it, it is not an imperfection , but a part of the mark

      you don,t write Zhi: Cheng hua nian zhi, in the kangxi period ( Chengua apocryphal ) this way

      i think that is out of the equation concerning the timespan , i think what remains is a revival piece ( 1890-on)

      it must have some age , because there is some ferro sedimentation, i am guessing
    4. cipele, 1 month ago
      Oh! I see which dot you were referring to.
      The mystery remains :-D But this is all GREAT info!
      Thank you!!

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