Subject:Re: Please help with mark and poem on jar
Posted By: Endre Sat, Dec 02, 2017
Sorry to post again on my own question, but I had a follow up that maybe someone can help me with. I haven’t been able to date this piece, as per usual. Since I.Nagy was able to translate the mark as Liyong tea shop, I think it would be considered a buyers mark. It appears that the buyers mark is written traditional. I was reading at pittwater online news, issue 228 and have learned that in 1953-1954 almost all of the factories were merged into larger units made of previously independent factories. From this time is when factory numbers appear. The use of alphanumeric characters and numbers also began to appear around this time. From what I have gathered, I think this tea jar is from 1940’s-1950’s. I don’t know when this China Jingdezhen mark first appeared. It looks like the Jingdezhen mark may be stamped, but the buyer mark looks painted to me. I think the jar is all hand painted. I don’t have much to compare it to at my home, but in the additional photo you can see a large transfer printed vase which looks to be stylistically the same as the tree on the little jar. When I look through my loupe at both to compare, they are very different. The large vase is from the late 1990s. It is not terribly important to get an accurate date on this, but I would like to get as close as I can, for informational purposes of both myself and others. So, if anyone has anything they can share about this China Jingdezhen mark along with a buyer mark, it would be greatly appreciated.