Subject:Re: Imperial Kangxi Brushpot
Posted By: George W Mon, Apr 01, 2019
Thank you for the replies. I have had very conflicting results in places where I posted this.
Having researched a bit more about it, it seems that even if you accepted my word, it could still be a reproduction as the Kangxi-style was very much in vogue in the 19th century and many later pieces were made with the Kangxi seal slapped on as a mark of respect.
This is definitely not late-20th/early 21st century. The earliest proof I have of it in the family is mid-20th century, but my grandfather remembered it in the family from earlier than that.
How would this explain these similar pieces? They ALL have the same chop mark orientation, red seals are similar (or worse) quality, yet were listed at Sothebys, China Guardian, etc, after being appraised as genuine..
I may have to consider thermoluminescence testing.