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Subject:Chinese Jar
Posted By: Chinese porcelain jar Fri, Jan 05, 2018 IP:

How can you tell me about the age of this fairly newer mark. What does it read> the work does not seem to be very neat. Thanks

Subject:Re: Chinese Jar
Posted By: Bill H Wed, Jan 10, 2018

The website has an example of Chinese porcelain bearing the same base-mark with an assigned dating of third quarter, 20th century. Based on information submitted in 2014 by a Hong Kong contributor to a blog (Link), as well as study of a piece pictured below from my own collection, I believe your vase may fall into a category of older mid-to-late 20th century transfer-decorated porcelain that also sometimes is found with the mark of Zhong Guo Guang Cai (中国廣彩) and associated English "MADE IN CHINA".

Citing the "Zhongguo Guangcai" mark, the Chinese blogger associated this type of porcelain with kilns around Guangzhou (Canton) Municipality, and said such wares were admired for their use of "Woven Gold 'Kwon' (Guan?) glaze".

My opinion that your vase is related rests much with the tones of its gilding and bright enamel colors. I estimate my vase was produced at a time when any elaborate gilding was too pricy for the post-war market, so it was replaced mostly by a brilliant orange iron red. But in any event, I believe your vase was produced in the same mid-century or slightly later period.

Best regards,

Bill H.

URL Title :Zhongguo Guangcai

Subject:Re: Chinese Jar
Posted By: Mervin Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Thanks Bill for your insight into the origin of my Chinese Porcelain.I am very grateful for your help an knowledge | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |