Blue Chinese Ceramic Basket Dragon Decoration

by ann
(united kingsom)

I HAVE THE EGGSHELL BLUE CERAMIC BASKET WITH DRAGON DECORATION

ON THE BASE IS A DIAMOND WITH A GOLDEN DRAGON INSIDE AND PRINTED ARE THE LETTERS MING

I HAVE TRIED MUCH RESEARCH BUT TO NO AVAIL ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED

THANKS ANNMAC

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Sep 20, 2010
blue basket
by: peter

Hello,
This doesn't quite look like eggshell porcelain. Eggshell porcelain is practically transparent and has a thickness that is about half or a third of the wall of an average coffee cup. More often than not it is white or with a decoration on white ground.

I'm afraid this is not a Chinese mark, unless it is very new mass production. If it is Asian it would be more likely Japanese, but to me the type of item looks more like European/western porcelain. It could possibly be Chinoiserie, that is western porcelain imitating Chinese decorations. The overall impression is that it is not Chinese.

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