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Subject:Asian Jar Help
Posted By: John Sun, May 19, 2019 IP:

Was wondering any opinion of age and if anyone can please translate the characters.

Subject:Re: Asian Jar Help
Posted By: Bill H Mon, May 20, 2019

This looks like a fairly recent stencil and/or transfer-decorated Chinese ginger jar with a base-mark (shown upside-down), reading across Western style from the left and down in two lines as "China, Jiangxi". The decoration fails miserably to suggest late-19th and early 20th century jars with similar hand-painted "Double-Happiness" characters on a scrolling ground of sweet pea vines and flowers. Jars in the original pattern (picture below), without double-happiness characters, were exported by China to Overseas Chinese population centers in Southeast Asia.

See embedded and other links below for additional information from earlier forum threads.

Best regards,

Bill H.

URL Title :Sweet Pea Scroll Jar

Subject:Re: Asian Jar Help
Posted By: Bill H Tue, May 21, 2019

Seems like the picture link died. Here's a different approach.
Bill H.

Subject:Re: Asian Jar Help
Posted By: John Wed, May 22, 2019

Excellent as I can see the difference :) Thank you | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |