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|Re: Mark Identification on Spoon|
Posted By: Bill H
Posted Date: Dec 20, 2022 (01:20 AM)
The two pictures of your Chinese soup spoon are alternately flipped to the left and right of the proper reading position of the mark. When properly flipped, the characters shown would likely read down and across from the right as:
The two characters in the left stack form the name of the "Qianlong" emperor. The left stacks isn't clearly visible due to smudging of the rubber-stamped seal but most likely could be read as "Nian Zhi", meaning "Made during the reign of".
In my opinion, the enameled surface of the spoon is less than professionally executed and may be a mid-to-late 20th century product of a Hong Kong or Macao studio involved in painting porcelain blanks made in Mainland China.
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