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Subject:help identifying vase and whice the era or year it was made and the marking on bottom
Posted By: WILLIAM Sun, Jun 03, 2018 IP: 2600:1700:c0a0:61f0:

I received this vase at a estate sell last week! it was a beautiful piece and it look original and had an original marking on the bottom! the small vase also has metal bronze at the bottom middle and top lip of the vase with decorations of some kind of figures, animal or what, but it is incorporated in and around the vase! it looks old and I have a gut feeling it is original and old! I need help identifying this piece and the marking on the bottom







Subject:Re: help identifying vase and whice the era or year it was made and the marking on bottom
Posted By: mikeoz Sun, Jun 03, 2018

Modern, probably late 20th century. This kind of ware is very common and of little value.

They all have this scratched ChengHua mark, but none are from that period.

Subject:Re: help identifying vase and whice the era or year it was made and the marking on bottom
Posted By: Martin Michels Sun, Jun 03, 2018

It's a Nanking style Chinese vase.
Mark: Chenghua 成化 Nian 成化 年 Zao 造 = "Chenghua Period Made".
Date: Mid 20th century.

Learn more about this kind of marks using this link: http://gotheborg.com/marks/brownetched.shtml

Regards,
Martin.

Subject:Re: help identifying vase and whice the era or year it was made and the marking on bottom
Posted By: Bill H Sun, Jun 03, 2018

Your vase is Chinese, circa 1900 or somewhat later, with a martial motif likely based on the classic "Romance of the Three Kingdoms". The apocryphal base-mark says "made during the Chenghua reign", which was in the Ming Dynasty.

Best regards,

Bill H.

Subject:Re: help identifying vase and whice the era or year it was made and the marking on bottom
Posted By: TD Mon, Jun 04, 2018

The older pieces circa 1900 would be entirely hand-painted while the later pieces circa 1970 or later would have transfer applied outlines and hand-painted enamels.

Entirely hand-painted pieces are still made today so differentiating new from old is key.

Your vase looks quite new to me.


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