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    Posted 10 years ago

    AndreBarto…
    (9 items)

    I just inherited this beatiful chinese jar. It's about 30 cms high. It has an inscription on top of the vase saying 1506 - Ming Chen

    Any knowlegde you can share with me about it's origins would be deeply apreciated.

    Many thanks in advance,

    André Bartolomeu

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    1. AndreBartolomeu, 10 years ago
      Thanks jwendell222 for adding to my knowledge on this vase. I will add another one i inherited as well. Would be very grateful if you can comment on the new post i'll put in a moment. Many thanks!
    2. ItalianGlassDecor ItalianGlassDecor, 10 years ago
      HI Guys

      Just one thing to be very careful of is that imperial reign marks are never, ever easy to tell if the piece was indeed made in the reign of referred to as MARK and PERIOD. This is an incredibly difficult area of Chinese ceramics where many modern pieces (19th century) and onwards were direct copies of earliers PERIOD pieces, made to venerate and honour the skill and brilliance of their forefathers. Things such as glaze, design, motifs and even brush strokes need to be taken into consideration in attributing a piece to be mark and period. Jwendell222 is indeed right as the 5 toed Dragon was always indicative of the Emperor and an imperial connection of some sort. This does not necessarily mean that this is indeed an imperial item but a great example none the less

      Dean
    3. AndreBartolomeu, 10 years ago
      Thank you Dean for the explanation!
    4. ItalianGlassDecor ItalianGlassDecor, 10 years ago
      HI Andre

      No problem at all

      Dean
    5. apostata apostata, 2 years ago
      well the question is, is this very well or is this superb

      watch the curling of glazing ( like looking in a glass of whiskey)

      i think this might be real Yongzheng, and when i am right it will do 4 figures
    6. apostata apostata, 2 years ago
      correction for the blunder my way, because this is far more complicated , because the yellow ground disturbs me

      what is happening here is a sort of yellow ground in the way of dayazhai porcelain is made ,

      and between the dragons is what the called an crosshatch and speck motif

      this is probably made around 1915

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