Subject:Re: Framed porcelain fish plaque
Posted By: Bill H Sun, Jan 02, 2022
Deng Bishan was born in 1874 and died in 1930. He was a member of the "Eight Friends of Zhushan", the premier group of porcelain painters at Jingdezhen during the early 20th century. His painting style and subject matter, particularly fish amidst waterweeds, are iconic of Chinese families with many sons.
When I spot alleged works by famous Chinese porcelain artists that are dated virtually to the eve of the artist's death, I'm automatically suspicious of the possibility they're fake. Here's a dealer's offering expressing similar qualms about a claimed vase by Deng (Link). Please note that this dealer has provided an incorrect date for Deng's death.
Also, I attach below some images of a covered box allegedly painted by Deng and with a two-character mark of Bishan. I've had it for almost a dozen years and have yet to authenticate it. I'd suggest you be wary of your plaque.