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Subject:Red Chinese square character ?
Posted By: ivor Thu, May 18, 2017 IP:

can anyone tell me what this mark means on bottom of my chinese tea caddy? i have looked on Gothenburg but can't see it anywhere , puzzling love to know it's age, help welcome

Subject:Re: Red Chinese square character ?
Posted By: mikeoz Sat, May 20, 2017

A little hard to read at so small an image, and it is lying on its side, which makes it even harder to read. But essentially it is a mark claiming to be of the time of the TongZhi emperor. So, Tong Zhi Nian Zhi - 同治年制. It looks like a rubber stamped seal so could be considerably younger.

Pity this is still another case of someone asking for assistance but not sharing an image of the whole object, which may have helped ascertain the age or authenticity.

Subject:Re: Red Chinese square character ?
Posted By: scotty Sat, May 20, 2017

Thanks MikeOz , sorry i thought whole object which was a tea caddy wouldn't be of interest but i see now why important.
I think your ID is spot on and many thanks. | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |