Antique Chinese Vase?

by Simon
(London)

Hi there,

I have with me a chinese vase given to me from my mother who believes is an antique dating back before 1800s. Would you be able to identify the period it is from and approximate value?

Thanks.

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Nov 26, 2011
unknown oriental vase
by: jimmie b

i have an oriental old vase it only has two marks at the bottom looks like hand brushed in red either oriental numerals or numbers one looks like aenglish letter t and the other looks like a small t with the bottom curved to the right if you can help me identify it i would really appreciate it thank you very much sincerely jim b

Feb 15, 2010
picture(s) of mark
by: ad min

Simon,

Just upload the mark picture(s) in the same manner as if you would add a new post. Please use a title that makes it clear that it belongs to the same item. I will merge the posts into one.
Alternatively, you could upload the pictures on Flickr or elsewhere on the web and post the link here.

Peter

Feb 15, 2010
Markings
by: Simon

Yes there seems to be 4 chinese words imprinted at the bottom. Is there any way I am able to post a second picture up to show this to you?

Thanks.

Feb 15, 2010
There is a signature
by: Simon

Yes there is a marking underneath with 4 chinese words set out like a square. Unfortunately I dont know how to upload a 2nd picture so I a, not able to show on this website...

Feb 14, 2010
Blue and white vase
by: admin

Hi,

To judge what it is an image with higher resolution, a close-up of the figures (especially the faces) and bottom, and lighter pictures would be required. This one is too dark.
What can be said from this picture is only that it looks like Qing dynasty decoration, possibly 19th century.

The blue colour is important, and any flaws, the glaze appearance, or age and usage signs, etc. would have to be clearly visible to judge age.

Higher resolution pictures provide better hints. Unfortunately, we do not provide appraisal or valuing services. For this you should consult a professional appraiser.

Peter

Feb 14, 2010
Markings
by: Lee

Hi Simon

Does it have any markings on underneath?

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