Blue and White Lidded Vase

by ctyam2003
(Philippines)

Peter

Here is a lidded vase with small holes on the side with floral design and Qing markings.
Any information of rarity and era of this vase most welcome.


Alan

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vase
by: peter

With "fantasy piece" I mean something that has no basis in Chinese ceramics history (as far as I know).
In traditional Chinese ceramics manufacturing free shapes and expressions were unknown. Throughout Chinese history ceramic development and variations followed certain patterns; variations of each type were limited.

If we encounter items that don't fit into any of these categories we suspect them to be fantasy creations of fakers who don't know enough about the standard shapes (or think the buyers don't). Of course, there is always the possibility that an item is not Chinese, but not with a mark as here.
However, everybody's knowledge has limits. So please note that this is based on my own experience. It is always better to ask for two or more opinions.

Blue and White Lidded Vase
by: Anonymous

Thanks Peter,

I have been doing a lot of research on this piece and can't find anything similar.

How old do you think it is and what do you mean by fantasy piece?

Thanks as always

Alan

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by: peter

Looks like a fantasy creation to me. The tone of the blue decoration isn't right for the Kangxi period, and the mark itself isn't either.
Have you found such a shape anywhere else?

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