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peterp

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Re: (Yongzheng?) Sanskrit 'Om' teacup
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2018, 04:04:36 PM »
This type of glaze is also present in some items of the Qing dynasty, and early Kangxi reign. It is called 'duck's egg' color in Chinese.

Isaac1998

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Re: (Yongzheng?) Sanskrit 'Om' teacup
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2018, 04:00:01 PM »
Hi Peter,

Thanks very much. One thing I did notice was an almost smoky texture prevalent in the blue painting which I see more commonly in Ming pieces (this feature is most prominent in the bottom outer line but is difficult to capture in photographs).

I was not sure it was not a later piece because of how good condition it is in; there are only a few minor scratches to the glaze which I have tried to catch in the pictures.

peterp

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Re: (Yongzheng?) Sanskrit 'Om' teacup
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 03:50:05 PM »
This pattern has been made for a long time, also on Yongzheng reign items. However, judging by the mark and foot rim this one is more likely late Ming to early Qing. My personal view.

Isaac1998

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(Yongzheng?) Sanskrit 'Om' teacup
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 03:37:10 PM »
I bought this cup yesterday which is decorated with a simplified version of the Sanskrit character 'om'. The seller said it was Yongzheng but I am not sure. I was wondering if anyone could help provide more info.

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