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Subject:chinese text roller vase
Posted By: Rodolphe Tue, Nov 15, 2022 IP: 2a02:a03f:a2ee:9d00:

Hello, I was able to buy this roller vase at a flea market.
Could you help me decipher the text written next to the drawing.
There is also a red mark under the base which I assume is apocryphal. The vase must date from after 1950?
Thank you very much for your help







Subject:Re: chinese text roller vase
Posted By: I.Nagy Wed, Nov 16, 2022

Inscriptiins,
花吐清芬 Flowers are fragrant
江西茂記作 Jiangxi, Made by Maoji (or 荣記作 Made by Rongji - maybe on purpose extremely cursive, so it can be read both way)

Possibly, Zhu Maoji 朱茂記 or Zhu Rongji 朱荣記 
These names are often written or imprinted by potters on late Qing and early Republic of China porcelain and plastic products. However,according to literature the existence of potters with these names are not recorded on relevant historical materials.

Red bottom marking is completely illegible.
Two characters on the rim read,
雀儿 - Que`er - Sparrow

With regards,
I.Nagy

Subject:Re: chinese text roller vase
Posted By: Bill H Thu, Nov 17, 2022

Dear I.Nagy, always enjoyable and enlightening to slake my thirst at your fount of knowledge.

Many thanks,

Bill H.

Subject:Re: chinese text roller vase
Posted By: rat Fri, Nov 18, 2022

the signature possibly "guiji" 貴記(作) instead?

Subject:Re: chinese text roller vase
Posted By: rat Fri, Nov 18, 2022

further to the previous suggestion, the 作 being written along the following lines, its right element thereby accounting for what you may be reading as the left part of 茂?



Subject:Re: chinese text roller vase
Posted By: Mark Adams Wed, Nov 16, 2022

Its a very nice purchase you have made.
I believe it is a Chinese hat stand.
The earlier ones had venting holes. The later ones had no holes. But there were exceptions to the rule. So no holes after about 1900 is generally accepted.
It's known as famille verte. Because of the dominant presence of the green glaze.
The seal mark in red is only partially visible. It's stamped not written. You will not see stamped seal marks before about 1875.
The mark is I think that of Tongzhi period 1861-1875.
As to age its difficult to put it down exactly.
My personal feeling is that it's Republican period 1912-1949.
Regards,
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Subject:Re: chinese text roller vase
Posted By: Bill H Wed, Nov 16, 2022

This is a late Republic-era vase. The inscription isn't entirely clear, but the first three of the four bolder characters may be "光在清?" (Guang zai qing ?) with a possible meaning of "Brilliance amidst Purity ?".

The red base mark is an unreadable blur, but the two characters handwritten in black above it look to be "兆青", apparently constituting the personal surname and first name Zhao Qing. My efforts at further identification were fruitless except I came upon this previous forum response by I.Nagy regarding a similar vase which undoubtedly are relevant in my mind (URL & image below).




URL Title :Republic cylinder vase


Subject:Re: chinese text roller vase
Posted By: Rodolphe Mon, Nov 21, 2022

Thank you very much for your help and your answers.


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