Chinese colored Vase

by Vipul
(London)

Main Vase

Main Vase

Main Vase Top part Bottom part marking at the base

This Vase is approx 14 inches tall and colored bluish green inside and with multicolored decoration on the outside which looks like hand painted and then 'fired'.
It has a marking at the bottom in chinese script.
The little green circular 'dots' on the vase are slightly raised when you run your fingers over the vase. The flowers and the leaves are painted and flat/smooth when touching.
I am attaching photographs of the vase and the chinese marking on the base of the vase.
I bought it at a flea market in China 10+ years ago.
Any information on the vase, its period, whether it is an antique or not will be appreciated.


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Jan 27, 2012
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by: peter

Glad to hear that the price isn't in pounds. This is a more recently made item, possibly faking age, but it is not antique.
That means, it was probably about new when you bought it. The colors are wrong for an antique, but the most obvious is the mark.
This seal mark uses a printer font. Usually, these marks would be handpainted. The strokes of the character of this one are too regular.
The surface of the green color was possibly treated to make it look old.

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