Subject:Re: ID Partial Chinese Mark
Posted By: Bill H Sat, Aug 15, 2020
The last three characters of the mark are '永昌造' (Yong Chang Zao) 'Made by ? Yongchang). There's insufficient detail left from the first character of the stamp to determine the surname with certainty, and when I checked Google and my own lists, I came up with two possibilities, both indicated to have been porcelain artisans of the Republic Period (1912-49). These were:
巢永昌 - Chao Yongchang
徐永昌 - Xu Yongchang
I have some poor images of a marked dish by Xu Yongchang, but this doesn't necessarily mean that Chao Yongchang was the painter, as the marks have different borders. There are scraps of the stamp in the upper right of the mark (when it is flipped 90-degrees right to reading position), but they could be from either of the mystery characters or from another one entirely.