Chinese porcelain set

by Irene
(Ireland)

Chinese plate

Chinese plate

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Hi, Peter! This is some more items from the set I've got recently. Regards. Irene

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Sep 26, 2010
Chinese Plate
by: Irene

Yes, I do understand. This is prove nothing yet maybe. For the moment all I could do is to analyse and put thing together slowly.
I let you know if I'll find out more about the set.
I sent my email too, I hope you've got it.

Regards
Irene

Sep 25, 2010
set age
by: peter

Irene,
I hope for your that Bill is right. This would make your set antique. But, I don't think we can rely on the mark alone.
If you visit gotheborg.com you will find under the later Chinese marks a mark similar as yours. The mark "CHINA" was used from 1891. It says that this framed mark "Made in China" was required/used from 1919. But, I don't think we can solely on the mark to decide age. If Made in China was used from 1919 at the earliest the plate cannot be older than that. And, I do not know when the mark was discontinued, exactly. I wonder if anyone knows? Best would be if another sample could be found to date it more reliably.

Sep 25, 2010
Chinese Plate
by: Irene

Peter, I've sent this image to Asian Art.com. This is what they replay:

All Chinese porcelain marked like this was made after 1891, when the USA's McKinley Tariff Act of 1890 was implemented, requiring imported products to be labeled with their point of origin.

Your dishes probably were made around the first quarter of the 20th century. In addition to home use, such colorful patterns with contending dragons were favored as restaurant wares to accommodate the Chinese penchant for celebrating auspicious occasions such as weddings and birthdays by holding banquets with their friends and large extended families.


Sep 21, 2010
Chinese Plate
by: Irene

Hi, Peter! Thank You very much for reply. I will send this images to other specialist You mention earlier to get second opinion about the set. I think anyway you right to tell it is vintage. Regards. Irene

Sep 20, 2010
porcelain set
by: peter

Irene,
The images you uploaded today give a clearer picture. I believe to have seen some parts of this decoration before, but I am still not quite sure.
Judging from the mark, the hand painting and subject, etc., I would estimate it to be vintage.
Probably not earlier than 1930 (because of the mark used) and likely no later than the 1960s. If this is all from the same set it is quite astonishing that the pieces are still together. The decoration gives the impression of export porcelain, especially the dragons, but perhaps not for the European market.
This is my personal view. I encourage you to ask someone else for a second opinion.

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