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Subject:Chinese bowl
Posted By: Fouad Wed, Dec 05, 2018 IP:

Hi everyone,

If you could please shed some light on to this, it would be appreciated.
What would be the age? If at all.



Subject:Re: Chinese bowl
Posted By: F. Mina Mon, Dec 10, 2018

The inscription says 大清咸豐, that means that it was made during "[Emperor] Xianfeng of the Qing dynasty" rule (1850-1861).

Subject:Re: Chinese bowl
Posted By: Fouad Tue, Dec 11, 2018

Hi Mina,

Thank you very much for your time and effort.
Do you think it has any value?

Kind regards

Subject:Re: Chinese bowl
Posted By: Bill H Tue, Dec 11, 2018

Marked palace wares of the Xianfeng era, of which reign this five-claw dragon bowl purports to be, would usually be in underglaze blue standard script, with rare exception. However, this mark has enough variations in calligraphy from official marks seen in my references to rule out the likelihood of it being either official ware or of the period. Problems are particularly indicated in the "Xian" (咸) character, where the "Ge" (戈) element stands much higher above the remaining strokes than anything I infer as normal from the book examples. Considering how rare standard character period marks of Xianfeng are to begin with, I'd speculate this bowl to be one of the more recent 21st century pieces that have appeared on the market, some of which are mentioned in Tony Allen's latest book, "Allen's Antique Chinese Porcelain -- The Detection of Fakes".

Best regards,

Bill H.

Subject:Re: Chinese bowl
Posted By: Fouad Wed, Dec 12, 2018

Hi Bill.H

Wow amazing, these fakery is getting bad, to say the least in any field now a days, for these crooks where ever they find to make quick money, they are there in a flash. Amazing.
Thanks once again Bill for your time and effort, and the other experts on this site, you really do teach me and everyone.

Thanks a lot to all.

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