Subject:Re: Qing Dynastry Kin Lung King‘s era??
Posted By: Bill H Wed, Jul 17, 2019
The porcelain markings archive at gotheborg.com has a picture of Hong Kong-decorated Japanese porcelain with similar markings, which piece they date to the 1960s, while commenting that the red Qianlong mark must have been applied in Hong Kong because it has been offset to accommodate the Japanese label. It's worth noting too that the red Qianlong mark is put on by a stamp or other form of transfer, which methods of marking weren't used in the 18th century, stamps having started around the mid-19th and transfer-printing in the early 20th century.
Metal-clad rims have been used on Chinese wares of various kinds since the Han Dynasty, and such work has been an historic cottage industry in Bangkok, especially with respect Yixing teapots exported to Southeast Asian markets. I've been encountering Hong Kong-decorated Chinese and Japanese blanks with such rims since I lived in Hong Kong in the 1970s. Insofar as some of the modern Hong Kong factories had fled to the former colony in the 1920s-30s to escape wars on the Mainland, I've always presumed one or more of them brought the art of metal cladding with them.
Here's an example of a double condiment dish that I'm fairly confident was made in Hong Kong circa the early 3rd quarter of the 20th century. I've seen other such clad items with impressed "CHINA" marks in the metal which still had its unblemished varnish coating.