chinese vase origin unknown

by chris lawson
(gloucester,ma usa)

mark on bottom

Very interesting piece I picked up can anyone tell me what i have in hand? very detailed work different pictures on all 4 sides. 14 3/4 inch tall 5 inches square at top. Has mark on bottom shown in picture.

Comments for chinese vase origin unknown

Click here to add your own comments

Feb 14, 2011
chinese vase
by: peter

Hello,
From these pictures it is difficult to tell much, except that it probably is second quarter of 20th century or later. The mark is a spurious Jiaqing mark. Jiaqing marks were usually not stamped but handwritten.
Closeup pictures with good resolution of the bottom, just inside the mouth at top, and partial pictures of the decoration would help to check age.
The square shape doesn't like look as if it was made earlier than stated above.

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Ask a question or contribute - archived 2011.