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Subject:Information about this Vase
Posted By: Vasile Mon, Sep 07, 2020 IP: 2601:204:cf01:74f0:1

Hi, Any information about this vase ? (Such as date, or is it a family colored type) I love the elephant handle on both sides of the vase. Thanks again.

Subject:Re: Information about this Vase
Posted By: Bill H Tue, Sep 08, 2020

In my opinion, this is a circa 3rd quarter, 20th century product with a faux mark in standard characters, which reads down and across from the top right as 'Made during the Kangxi Reign of the Great Qing Dynasty" (Da qing kang xi nian zhi).

The decorative aspects also make an unsuccessful stab at presenting a Kangxi era (1662-1722) famille verte rendition of the Chinese iconic '100 birds adoring the phoenix' motif, but from the palette on down, the vase doesn't quite capture the traditional style. However, the vase could be a decorator's or lampmaker's dream in the right setting.

For comparison, here's a 17-inch tall famille rose vase from the mid-to-late 19th century in the same pattern but traditional Qing style.

Best regards,

Bill H.

Subject:Re: Information about this Vase
Posted By: Vasile Tue, Sep 08, 2020

Thank you for the information. The vase comes from a collection of a person that was in Japan in 1925 / 1926. I purchased a couple of vases including this one, but my main purchase was the Kawase Hasui prints first edition and pre earthquake from that collection. So I guess it was a 1920's reproduction then ?

Subject:Re: Information about this Vase
Posted By: Bill H Wed, Sep 09, 2020

Not likely to be 1920s. The painting would have been more in the traditional style at that time. Here with a jardinière marked for the presidential palace is a depiction of the phoenix from the 1920s for comparison.

Best regards,

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