Antique Chinese Porcelain Ginger Jar Pot Ming Dynasty

by Sal Kahil
(Vancouver BC Canada)

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ovwrall picture the bottom and marks the rim (Mouth)

it is 6.5" x6.5" high approx.
I would like to know if it is antique and the period
thank you

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by: peter

Sal, I see such jars now and then. All I can tell you is that (1) it is Qing dynasty (not sure if early Qing or not), and that it probably is from a non-mainstream kiln, judging by the crude painting. Made for the common folks, perhaps.

Correction:
I was informed that this type of downward sloping shoulder is a shape from later in the Qing dynasty, rather than early.


As a rule ginger jars which had the glaze scraped off from neck and should are all Qing dynasty. They cannot be Ming.

Prince Gong (Qing dynasty) Period?
by: Sal Kahil

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To Sal Kahil:
You cannot look at the English reading: Gong.
This spelling is too frequent with many different uses, in Chinese.
Even the character itself 公 has still too many meanings. Probably its most common use is its use with the meaning of "public", and the other as a kind of honorific for people. There is no way to know what it was meant to be here, I'm afraid...
P.

公 has so many meanings!
by: Sal Kahil

Thank you all for your help:

公 means GONG and it could mean many of these below:


公 -Public

公-adjective


public = 公共, 公开, 公众, 公, 国有, 国立


fair = 公平, 公正, 公, 持平, 允, 均等


just = 公正, 公平, 义, 直, 公, 允


common = 共同, 常见, 普通, 公共, 一般, 公


metric = 公, 测量的, 韵律的


general= 一般, 总, 普通, 一般性, 普遍, 公


honorable = 体面, 光彩, 诚实, 义, 懿, 公


state-owned = 公, 国有


公 as a noun


male = 男, 男性, 公, 男子, 男人, 牡


duke = 公爵, 公


public affairs = 公务, 公


husband's father = 公, 公公


father-in-law = 公, 公公, 翁, 岳父, 嫜

公 as an adverb


generally =通常, 公

公 as a -verb


make public = 公开, 公布, 公, 披露, 示众

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by: peter

Yes, it is antique. It is from the Qing dynasty, but I cannot give you a smaller time frame. This was likely made in a non-mainstream kiln and such items are more difficult to date.
Not sure what the mark is. Looks like the character "gong" (公).

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