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Subject:Small Asian Vase........Feedback Please!
Posted By: Bruce Mon, Oct 21, 2019 IP: 2600:1702:2eb0:ca80:

This vase is approximately 19 cm tall and has a few chips along the base. Any information (age, quality etc.) would be most appreciated.

Many Thanks!

Zhège huāpíng gāo yuē 19 límǐ, dǐzuò shàng yǒu yīxiē suì xiè. Rènhé xìnxī (niánlíng, zhìliàng děng) jiāng bù shēng gǎnjī.

Fēicháng gǎnxiè!

Kono kabin no taka-sa wa yaku 19 cm de, bēsu ni sotte ikutsu ka no chippu ga arimasu. Jōhō (nenrei, hinshitsu nado) o itadakereba saiwaidesu. Dōmo arigatō!

Subject:Re: Small Asian Vase........Feedback Please!
Posted By: Bill H Tue, Oct 22, 2019

When the mark is positioned as shown below, it reads "Jiangxi Tonghua Company" (Jiang-xi Tong-hua Gong-si - 江西桐華公司). According to a blog on the Chinese internet (LINK), this was a well-known 'Red Shop' of the late Qing-Republic era. Such shops earned their names by employing professional painters to decorate porcelain with pinks and reds in the palette; i.e., famille rose colors.

FYI, Tong/桐 is the Paulownia tree, which is known for its fragrant flowers, while Hua/華 has the two principal meanings of "China" and "Flowers". All things considered, and unless someone else knows better, I believe the translation of "Tonghua" in this context would probably be "Paulownia Flower" and not "Chinese Paulownia".

Best regards,

Bill H.

URL Title :Jiangxi Tonghua Co

Subject:Re: Small Asian Vase........Feedback Please!
Posted By: Bruce A. Thu, Oct 24, 2019

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