Chinese cup and plate

by Heikki
(Finland)

Profile of the chinese cup.

Profile of the chinese cup.

Profile of the chinese cup. The bottom of cup and the factory marks. The chinese plate. The bottom of the plate & the factory marks.

Hi Peter and greetings from Finland! Can you tell me something about my chinese things: One cup or mug (about 9 cm high) and one plate (about 22 cm diameter)? As you can see from pictures, glaze is not any more good, so I think these things could be old. Or are they fakes?
I hope you can tell me more about my chinese porcelain. Age, worth etc. What about the marks in the decoration? Letters or what? I really don't understand chinese language.
Thank you for helping me!

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cup and plate
by: peter

Hi, the celadon plate and cup both are decorated with a large number of variations of the same character for longlife.
Both items have a Ming, Xuande reign mark, one is a four character, the other a six character mark.
The crackling of the cup is if the type artificially made.
All characters of decoration and marks are apparently printed, not hand-painted.
What you have was made in the late 20th century, in my view. I would not call this a fake as everything is clearly not antique. But, please be aware that many new items are also made to look old, on the surface.

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