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JjGhandi

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Re: Guangxu bowl
« Reply #9 on: Dec 01, 2020, 22:03:39 »
Hi Peter,


I just received more pictures.
I uploaded them here because they're in a better resolution:
imgur.com/a/FduwXlo

Foot rim:
imgur.com/a/2uLmz6R

What do you think? The mark seems to point to the flaming pearl but the foot rim doesn't seem to be a worm back.

Thoughts?

thanks!

Jj

peterp

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Re: Guangxu bowl
« Reply #8 on: Nov 29, 2020, 09:49:52 »
A thousand is not much if it really is imperial...

JjGhandi

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Re: Guangxu bowl
« Reply #7 on: Nov 28, 2020, 21:57:42 »
Hey Peter,


Great info, thanks.

The seller is asking a hefty sum, around 1.000 USD.

I'll definetly need a hands on inspection first to check these criteria (alignment, wormback).

Kind regards,

JJ

peterp

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Re: Guangxu bowl
« Reply #6 on: Nov 28, 2020, 21:06:20 »
Not for sure, because private kilns could make anything, even high quality items and marks like the imperial wares, theoretically. As during the Guangxu reign the court also ordered porcelain from private kilns, some of these would have the capability to produce high quality wares similar to imperial wares.

Does the foot rim have a worm back?
Is the mark aligned with the pearl between the two dragons, in this case?
These are normally conditions for imperial ware.
In addition, with Guangxu imperial ware more often than not would have an underglaze blue six character mark like this one. That is all I can say about this.

JjGhandi

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Re: Guangxu bowl
« Reply #5 on: Nov 28, 2020, 16:47:52 »
Hi Peter,

Thanks a lot!
I didn't know about the five claw rule being relaxed, that's very useful info!
Is there any possibility to determine imperial wares of the Guangxu reign?
Except for the finesse of the mark, pottery and decorations?
Could this be one?

Thanks!

JJ

peterp

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Re: Guangxu bowl
« Reply #4 on: Nov 28, 2020, 12:53:54 »
The five claws rule seems to have been relaxed in the Guangxu reign. I cannot see anything that would speak against it being of the period. If the image shows the real whiteness, then it should be normal. Look at the white dots in the decoration, or take a piece of printer paper to compare. That would be too white.  :)

JjGhandi

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Re: Guangxu bowl
« Reply #3 on: Nov 28, 2020, 08:15:11 »
More pics

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Re: Guangxu bowl
« Reply #2 on: Nov 28, 2020, 08:14:37 »
More pics

JjGhandi

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Guangxu bowl
« Reply #1 on: Nov 28, 2020, 08:14:05 »
Hello everyone,


What are your thoughts on this Guangxu bowl?
The 5-clawed dragons would mean this is an imperial piece.

The glaze seems quite white however, hence my doubts.

Thanks in advance.

Kind regards,

Jj