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.