| Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries

Visitors' Forum

Asian Art  Forums - Detail List
Asian Art Forums

Message Listing by Date:
Message Index | Back | Post a New Message | Search | Private Mail | FAQ
Subject:Qianlong bowl
Posted By: Meredith Mon, Apr 15, 2019 IP:

Have a bowl with a red Qianlong reign. Think it is a reproduction though as the paint/enamel job seems really bad. Also, the reign mark isn't directly in the center? Just wanted to check with those who are in the know.

Link :O'Connell

Subject:Re: Qianlong bowl
Posted By: Bill H Tue, Apr 16, 2019

Probably produced by a Hong Kong porcelain ornamentation factory circa the third quarter, 20th century, or later. The faux mark is fairly close to some seen at with such attribution.

Best regards,

Bill H.

Subject:Re: Qianlong bowl
Posted By: Mark Adams Tue, Apr 16, 2019

The painting style is very rigid and has been done with haste.
The dirty foot rim has been applied during firing. If you look at 11o'clock you will see the slight overflow. If it was natural dirt it would clean off very easily.
As bill has already stated late 20th century.
mark @ imperial

Subject:Re: Qianlong bowl
Posted By: Bill H Fri, Apr 19, 2019

Although the ground and colors are sloppily painted in by hand in coloring-book style, the Indian lotus scroll design seen on this dish is laid down using transfers, probably by "cut-and-paste" or rubber stamp method so as to create the illusion of randomness. If the blank used is pottery, such as from some southern kilns, it may have naturally been the tan color seen on the foot and could have come with a light pre-glaze. Ornamentation factories in Macao and Hong Kong often reglaze their blanks to accommodate pigments used on transfer wares (including the marks) which colors mature at lower kiln temperatures than high-fired porcelain pigments. Sloppy application when re-applying the white glaze could also account for what otherwise looks here like an overflow of dirt from the rim.

Best regards,

Bill H.

Subject:Re: Qianlong bowl
Posted By: Meredith O'Connell Sat, Apr 20, 2019

Thank you so uch for your thoughts. I guess this little jar isn't my ticket to financial freedom afterall!! Any guess on date/year it was made? | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |