Subject:Re: Identify an asian pottery mark on antique vase
Posted By: Bill H Mon, Sep 16, 2019
You have a transfer-decorated vase from one of the Hong Kong ceramics-ornamenting shops, with a four-character faux mark of 'Made during the Qianlong Reign' (乾隆年製 - Qianlong Nian Zhi) and some factory markings. The latter ones that are readable include a couple of characters at the top right corner of the reign mark, including what may be a seal-script version of the surname Zhu (朱), on its right side just above the corner, and the character Fang (仿 - 'Imitation), upside down within square borders at the right. A review of the gotheborg.com archive indicates this style of mark possibly dates to around the mid-20th century.