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Re: Blue and white vase

Posted By: Bill H
Posted Date: Aug 06, 2020 (02:37 AM)

The vase has a form and decoration that might have been at home circa 1900, but it also has a very irregular mark of 'Made during the Qianlong Reign" (1736-95), which indicates something is wrong. The mark is obviously fake on a number of counts, not the least of which is that Qianlong reign marks of all types were highly regulated and usually readable. I reviewed a few years of dragon vases like it on, finding almost a dozen near pattern matches but only two that sold, one for $50 and another for $75. In my experience, this is an almost certain sign that market-wise Chinese bidders, who drive modern auction prices for such wares, felt the rest were modern fakes and shied away. I would join up with them regarding this vase, which has an uneven wash of glaze around the inside of the foot rim, suggesting its base had no original mark and was given one hastily. Or possibly it had damage to the base that was restored and re-glazed, then given its present abomination of a mark with a marking pen instead of a brush.

Whatever the case, it may be a good decorative piece but isn't apt to appreciate much near-term with that mark on the bottom.

Best regards,

Bill H.

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