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Subject:Identification of Chinese Plaque Please
Posted By: James Fri, Jul 05, 2019 IP: 2a02:c7d:ca46:a100:3

Hi All,

Can anyone identify the artist and/or period. I'm guessing Republic? Thanks

Subject:Re: Identification of Chinese Plaque Please
Posted By: Mark Adams Fri, Jul 05, 2019

Hi James,
Your porcelain plaque appears to be in the style and manner of artist Wang Yeting.
Said artist was a famous landscape artist and was a member of the 'eight friend's of zushsan'. Other famous members include Wang Qi and He Xuren.He was born in 1882 and died in 1942.
I say in the manner as he and other members are widely copied today as well as back in the day. There are some superb quality of reproductions currently being produced in China.
Based purely on the one picture posted it is my opinion that the quality of the work, namely the landscape is not up to the standard of said artist and is thereby a copy or tribute.
As to dating, I am unable to confirm either way. You may have to seek visual confirmation.
Still it is a very nice display piece that you should enjoy
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Subject:Re: Identification of Chinese Plaque Please
Posted By: James Sun, Jul 07, 2019

Thanks for the info, I will look in to these artist you have mentioned with great interest.

Subject:Re: Identification of Chinese Plaque Please
Posted By: Mark Adams Mon, Jul 08, 2019

I should add that Sotheby's Australia have a similar one to your coming up in their next auction.
Sale # AU0835
Important Asian,Australian & European arts & design
17 July 2019
Lot # 79
Estimate $2000-3000
In Sotheby's description being 'A rectangular porcelain plaque 20th century' in bold letter with the wording and mention of Wang Yeting in the lower description means that Sotheby's does not believe said plaque is by said artist.If they did it would appear in the bold description.
You will kindly note the difference in quality of their listed plaque and yours. And they were not convinced either!
You may have to contact Sotheby's or other to confirm if it is genuine or not. If you do so, please provide better quality of pictures otherwise you will not receive an answer.
Hope this additional information is of some assistance to you
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Subject:Re: Identification of Chinese Plaque Please
Posted By: James Thu, Jul 11, 2019

Thanks Mark.

I do agree the Sothebys example is finer quality but mine does have age and is not a modern copy but might be a copy from the same period.

What would it be worth if genuine?
And are there a lot of copies out there?

Thanks again


Subject:Re: Identification of Chinese Plaque Please
Posted By: Mark Adams Thu, Jul 11, 2019

Unfortunately there are a lot of both copies and tributes out there.
Most are low quality and done with haste, but some are very good.
A genuine plaque by said artist of similar size to the one in the upcoming sale would be IMO $9000-20000+. Very subjective. Wang Yeting was know to have produced a large number of works.
I agree with you probably is old.
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Subject:Re: Identification of Chinese Plaque Please
Posted By: Bill H Thu, Jul 11, 2019

My impression is that the painting on your plaque may represent a view of West Lake, at Hangzhou, Zhejiang. If so, it is one of the more iconic places for scenery in China, and has been painted countless times in various media during the last thousand years. Count porcelain among the canvases, since West Lake is along a well-traveled route between Jingdezhen and Shanghai. Porcelain artists and others often copied such scenes from ancient scrolls (or copies of scrolls) by famed artists, so there's frequently a homogeneity in the versions produced by painters of later generations.

Best regards,

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