Subject:Re: Blue and white dish mark translation
Posted By: Bill H Sat, Sep 12, 2020
The mark on your apparently contemporary dish reads down and across from the top right as 'Made in the antique style (as if) for the Hall for the Cultivation of Virtue' (Shen de tang bo gu zhi - 慎德堂博古製).
The Hall for the Cultivation of Virtue was built by the Qing Kangxi Emperor (1662-1722) at the Summer Palace and remained in use until 1860, when the Ango-French expeditionary force in China for the 2nd opium war ransacked the Summer Palace and destroyed it. What porcelains there that weren't trashed were plundered by the foreign forces.
Here's a restored bowl with imperial quality and style pattern that I believe likely dates to the Daoguang period, when the emperor was in residence at the Shendetang.