Subject:Re: Chinese, Japanese, old, new?
Posted By: JLim Fri, Sep 08, 2017
I have a vase that is remarkably similar to this one, so similar they may have been made by the same people, although mine has a pair of dragons on it. If it is any guide, I remember buying it at auction in around 2012 for $110 Australian!
The style is sometimes called "incised brown ware" because of the faux Chenghua mark cut into a brown pottery seal on the base. The brown bits on the body of the vase simulate bronzework. The style started in the late 19th century and continued into the 20th.
I would date our vases to around 1900. Note the sort of impure, dirty look to the blue cobalt, and the coarse gritty footrim.