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Subject:Chinese porcelain plaque translation help
Posted By: Seilan Thu, Jan 02, 2020 IP: 198.179.137.219

Hi
Would love get some translation help on Chinese porcelain plaque. Was told that it belonged to someone who lived in Shanghai many years ago. Any info about the plaque would be much appreciated,
Seilan







Subject:Re: Chinese porcelain plaque translation help
Posted By: Mark Adams Fri, Jan 03, 2020

Sorry I am unable to decipher the calligraphy.
Your pictures are a little bit blurry and dim lighted. However, I submit that your plaque dates from the PROC 1949-. I base this on the overall look, quality of work, paste and pigment colours therein.
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Subject:Re: Chinese porcelain plaque translation help
Posted By: I.Nagy Sat, Jan 04, 2020

Translation,
進瑞粟
大中祥符福建觀察使
敬儼進瑞粟癸酉之
夏月柏林意画出品
Presentation of millet stems
(During) Dazhong Xiangfu* (reign)
Fujian Observation Officer Qi Yan
presents millet stems
Year of Water-Rooster (1933) Summer Month
Painted with the intention for Berlin
Seal,
伎 - Ji (Skill)

* Dazhong Xiangfu, is the only 4 character reign name in China, used by Emperor Zhenzhong of Song
between 1008-1016. According to historical records the said officer distributed the millet stems to defeat the famine.

With regards,
I.Nagy


Subject:Re: Chinese porcelain plaque translation help
Posted By: Seilan Sun, Jan 05, 2020

Thank you [email protected] and I.Nagy! The saying does explain what is going on in the picture. This was very helpful. I assume made with the intention for Berlin meant it was for the export market. Are there resources that you would recommend to learn more. Got a number of pieces that we have collected over many years and trying to learn more.



Subject:Re: Chinese porcelain plaque translation help
Posted By: Mark Adams Mon, Jan 06, 2020

If you are referring to republican period porcelain then I would highly recommend the following book.
Chinese porcelain of the republic period by Simon Kwan.
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