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Subject:Chinese vase
Posted By: Tony Wed, Apr 22, 2020 IP: 23.243.126.110

Dear friend,
It is a heavy vase (21.5โ€ by 14โ€) with beautiful details and a reign mark at the bottom.
I really appreciate your time and input on this vase๐Ÿ™
Best,
Tony





Subject:Re: Chinese vase
Posted By: Mark Adams Thu, Apr 23, 2020

It's a Qianlong mark 1736-1796. However based on just one picture it would be imo a 20th century reproduction.
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Subject:Re: Chinese vase
Posted By: Bill H Thu, Apr 23, 2020

My impression from the fraction of the vase visible is that you have a transfer-decorated product from a Chinese porcelain ornamentation factory and not a painting studio. The weight suggests it is low-fired pottery and not porcelain. Its apocryphal mark of 'Made during the Qianlong Reign of the Great Qing Dynasty' usually also would have been applied by decal on such pieces.

While the enamels on your vase may have been applied by hand over the transfer pattern, the color washes covering the blooms lack the brilliance and definition of pigments used by 19th and early 20th century porcelain painters. I've added a detail below from a circa 1875 rose medallion warming dish for comparison. Note the more coherent green ground with arabesques formed of neatly hand-painted scrolling vines and more fully detailed blooms. The pattern for the ground on yours might have been applied by a rubber stamp, with enamels dabbed on top.

In sum, you have a presentable decorative product to enjoy in your home for years to come, but perhaps not enough years to earn it merit as a true antique and work of art.

Best regards,

Bill H.



Subject:Re: Chinese vase
Posted By: Tony Fri, Apr 24, 2020

Dear friends,
I know that it is hard to help. seeing just one picture :)
I will love to share with our friends here when more pictures become available! Awaiting a GREAT news ... :))
Thanks so much both [email protected] and Bill H. for your time and expert opinions! Your kind help is truly appreciated !!!
Best,
Tony



Subject:Re: Chinese vase
Posted By: Tony Fri, Apr 24, 2020




Subject:Re: Chinese Vase Qinglong Mark
Posted By: onjsko Fri, Apr 24, 2020

Whether or not your vase is period (Qinglong) or not, nobody can say for sure based on the pictures you have provided - and should not claim to have the ability to do so. Upload a picture of the whole vase and another of the base, including the footrim and, if possible, a close shot of a portion of the footrim. This vase is definitely porcelain - the photograph of the mark clearly shows that - and judging from the enameling it is a style that is regularly copied by modern Chinese potters - so don't get your hopes up.

Subject:Re: Chinese Vase Qinglong Mark
Posted By: Tony Sat, Apr 25, 2020

Dear friends,
It is my fault for not providing adequate info / images to help with evaluating the object ๐Ÿ™
Thanks so much onjsko for your time and expert opinion! I greatly appreciate your kind help and suggestion. I packed and stored the vase at the storage place along with several similar looking boxes, and these are the only currently available photos on my wifeโ€™s phone. One of these days I will make the trip to dig it out and will post more images ๐Ÿ˜Š
Best,
Tony

Subject:Re: Chinese Vase Qinglong Mark
Posted By: Tony Mon, Apr 27, 2020

Dear friends,
I have not been able to make that trip yet, but I sorted through the photos and found a picture of a portion of the footrim that I took right before packing it up :)



Subject:Re: Chinese Vase Qinglong Mark
Posted By: Tony Tue, Apr 28, 2020

The color theme resembles what I read online as Yangcai (?)



Subject:Re: Chinese Vase Qinglong Mark
Posted By: onjsko Wed, Apr 29, 2020

Not very impressed with this time-wasting game, Tony. One decent picture of your vase and the base in the first place would have told us all that it is mid-twentieth century. If I see your name again I will not be reading your posts.

Subject:Re: Chinese Vase Qinglong Mark
Posted By: Tony Thu, Apr 30, 2020

Dear onjsko,
I am quite shocked to learn that is how you feel!!!
I am here to learn from you all and have treated everyone with the utmost respect and sincerity!!!
There was no intention in playing game and wasting anyoneโ€™ s time!
Thanks for your time and kind help onjsko ๐Ÿ™
Best,
Tony


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