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Subject:Chinese famille rose porcelain bowl
Posted By: Robert Fri, Jan 24, 2020 IP: 2601:545:4501:56a0:7

Chinese export porcelain bowl with apocryphal Qianlong six character iron red mark. Republic or mid 20th century? Opinions?

Subject:Re: Chinese famille rose porcelain bowl
Posted By: Bill H Fri, Jan 24, 2020

I used to run into a lot of bowls like this about 20 years ago. They had similar pink petal lappets in the inner border and apparent transfer-applied decoration, with thick hand-applied enamels in some floral areas, which imparts a tactile quality that convinces some handlers the whole thing is hand-painted.

Possibly done in Hong Kong or Macao in the third quarter of the 20th century. The style of mark may tell more if seen.

Best regards,

Bill H.

Subject:Re: Chinese famille rose porcelain bowl
Posted By: Robert Sat, Jan 25, 2020

Bill - Thank you for confirming my suspicions. I'm not sure whether transfers or stencils were used for the border decoration but I do feel that the quality of the painting is not up to par for the Republic era. I found a bowl with the identical decoration on Ebay erroneously listed as an 18th century Chinese export piece. | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |