Chinese monochrome blue vase

by stan

Hi Peter, another addition to my collection, this is a large 17" high monochrome blue vase and it is 12-1/2" wide, I bought several pieces from an antique dealer, again I was told that he thought this to be 19th century, I do not know much about Monochrome Chinese antiques, although it is made of porcelain and there is a lot of age signs and I noticed that there is a bulge in the middle where it looks like it was made in two pieces and put together, it has a dragon and clouds, I would like to know the age and what you think, thanks again from Stan.

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blue vase
by: peter

Looks like 19th century to me too, but again, I'm no specialist with these monochromes. I do not know if the crackles in this case come from ageing. I have recently learned tha certain colors tend to develop crackles more easily than others. There are actually polychrome items were only certain colors in the decoration show crackles.

Anyway, pay attention to the dragon. The scales, head, claws and tip of the tail all may provide hints about age. These were different early in the Qing dynasty and later. Mostly, in the late Ming dynasty the dragon was fierce and threatening, but that changed over time and towards the end of the Qing dynasty it looked rather tame.

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Chinese monochrome blue vase

by stan
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Hi Peter, here are the last set of photo's, if you need more let me know, talk you later, Stan.

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The Dragon Bottle Vase
by: plcombs

Judging by the glaze, crackle, drawing and the base..the piece is more likely 18th C. . The base should be slightly concave and very smooth to the touch. Is the interior fully glazed? When you look in, can you see the luting line clearly?. Is the pot HEAVY for it's size i.e. thickly potted?

If yes t all of the above, based on what I can see its most likely 18th C.

A nice thing...Peter Combs, GLoucester, MA


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Chinese monochrome blue vase

by stan
(milwaukie Oregon)

Hi Peter, here is another set of pictures of the vase, I will send you one more set, thanks, stan.

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