Chinese Antique Vase from Ming (?) Period post 1

by Ali
(Lahore, Pakistan)

Chinese Antique Vase from Ming (?) Period

Chinese Antique Vase from Ming (?) Period

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Post 1 of Chinese Antique Vase from Ming (?) Period Here's an antique Chinese vase I bought about 15 years back from a Chinese family in California: who were moving to Canada and were selling some of their stuff.
I was told -by the seller- that even though there was no stamp at the bottom of the vase, it was from Ming period...The beauty and the look of the vase intrigued me and I bought it (paying a relatively pretty price than I'd generally pay for my Chinese collection)...

Comments/feedback/info greatly appreciated. Thanks.

P.S. I've posted more images in Post 2 of 'Chinese Antique Vase from Ming (?) Period']

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by: peter

Hi, what you got is a fake!
The decoration on the neck does not look Chinese at all. This type of folding fans are a favorite decoration on Japanese items,they are rarely depicted in Chinese art, however, and this one has two of them; but this isn't Japanese either.

The bottom looks as if it was made to look old, but Ming bottoms are not like this. The eyes of the people are painted in a style that the Chinese generally only started using in the 20th century.
You should always be suspicious when items have dark or dirty foot rims and bottoms.

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Chinese Antique Vase from Ming (?) Period post 2

by Ali
(Lahore, Pakistan)

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Here's an antique Chinese vase I bought about 15 years back from a Chinese family in California: who were moving to Canada and were selling some of their stuff.
I was told -by the seller- that even though there was no stamp at the bottom of the vase, it was from Ming period...The beauty and the look of the vase intrigued me and I bought it (paying a relatively pretty price than I'd generally pay for my Chinese collection)...

Comments/feedback/info greatly appreciated. Thanks.

P.S. I've posted more images in Post 1 of 'Chinese Antique Vase from Ming (?) Period']

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by: Ali

Thank you Peter for your heart breaking comments :) but ones coming from the heart of a virtuoso.
The lesson learnt is study...study...study and learn more and more in order to make a distinction between fake and real stuff.
I hope other community members of this site- especially novice like myself- would pick up cues and avoid mistakes that I've made in the past.
Nonetheless, we must let 'bygones be bygones' and continue our journey of collecting -hopefully- genuine pieces of Chinese (in particular) porcelain.Good luck to all the friends at Chinese-antique-porcelain.com

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You said it right as it is. If we continue learning, we will earn the rewards of our efforts.
Too many give up without really trying.
P.

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