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Subject:Request help on Identifying Rooster Mark
Posted By: Roger Thu, Mar 02, 2023 IP: 2601:281:d300:975:d5

Hi All,
Here's a pretty large Rooster statue I acquired. I don't recognize the marks on the base and would greatly appreciate any help reading them. Looks fairly new to me. Thanks much!

Subject:Re: Request help on Identifying Rooster Mark
Posted By: Bill Hardy Sat, Mar 04, 2023

The style of your rooster is rather distant from that of the late 19th-early 20th century, or late Qing-Republic period. The large mark on the right may read down and across from its top right as "高綮陶源/Gao qi tao yuan", translatable as "Lofty Embroidered Banner Porcelain Source". This name and internet searches point toward it being more likely used by a commercial business than a manufacturer of table wares, with Google producing multiple hits on Chinese restaurants using "Taoyuan/陶源 in their names but nothing with the full name or identifiable as I read it or associated with the name or term "高/Gao".

Chinese History tells its students that there were untold numbers of business that didn't survive the Japanese invasion and domestic revolution that preceded the PRC in 1949. So guesswork is a futile course.

If the forum backup is finished today, I'll send this with pictures of late Qing-Republic Rooster models.

Best regards,

Bill H.

Subject:Re: Request help on Identifying Rooster Mark
Posted By: Roger Sat, Mar 04, 2023

As always Bill, you're a big help and I greatly appreciate the time and effort you put into this business! You and I.Nagy are treasures! Cheers! | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |