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Subject:Large antique ginger jars info?
Posted By: glss Mon, Jul 27, 2020 IP: 2601:644:c180:23c0:e

Does anyone know the translation of this chinese stamp and how old these might be? There are two of them, they are heavy and about 11" high. Thank you

Subject:Re: Large antique ginger jars info?
Posted By: Bill H Mon, Jul 27, 2020

Such crackle-glaze ceramics and this painting style were in vogue during the Guangxu period (1875-1908), as was the apocryphal mark of 'Made during the Kangxi Reign' (康熙年製 - Kangxi Nian Zhi). The bird depicted amidst the prunus and peony blooms is a magpie, which was the favorite of the Dowager Empress Cixi, who was the power behind the throne when the Guangxu Emperor occupied it.

Here's one of a pair of 8-inch crackle-glaze baluster vases with 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms' theme and apocryphal Ming Chenghua mark for comparison.

Best regards,

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