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|Re: Four character red porcelain mark|
Posted By: Bill H
Posted Date: Dec 01, 2021 (11:06 PM)
According to entry No. 1240 in the latest edition of "Marks on Chinese Ceramics" by Gerald Davison, this marking was used during the Xuantong (a.k.a. Puyi) period from 1909-11 and reads down and across from its top right as "Yi chun tang zhi" (宜春堂製), meaning made for the "Hall of ever-present spring". The"Yichun" characters also are seen on a felicitous sign that Chinese paste up when spring begins (varying from 5-18 February) and which carries the idiomatic meaning of "May it always be spring with you".
Valid porcelain markings of the Xuantong reign are rather rare, so you might wish to begin the authentication process by posting some photos here of the remainder of your brushpot for opinions.
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