Chinese Markings

Chinese Markings

Chinese Markings

Please could anyone tell me what these Chinese markings mean, and if they also give an idea of the Year/ Century, i.e 18th / 19th.

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Apr 20, 2013
A Fake
by: Anonymous

Hi there, WANG Qingzheng from the Shanghai Museum writes in his "Dictionary of Chinese Ceramics", that all porcelains bearing the Gu Yue Xuan mark are later fakes. You can consult the book, its ISBN is 981-04-6023-6.

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remark by peter:
Thanks for the book number. All items are fakes if they pretend to be something else.
We know that over several hundred years marks of earlier periods were used on later items, even by imperial kilns, but frequently it may have been common knowledge that they were not period marks. Today, the GuYueXuan mark appears on snuff bottles the same way as the Ming dynasty Xuande Nianzhi mark appears on bronze censers. There is probably little more purpose than that of a decoration to it, as it is too easy to recognize.
It is said that originally GuYueXuan was a term used for the Falangcai ceramics made in the palace, but the name was likely not used in a mark at all?

Mar 27, 2011
mark
by: peter

The mark is "Guyuexuan", probably a shop or studio mark. It would be of advantage with this one to show a full picture. Judging from the bottom this could be newer.

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