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Age of this vase?

by Frank

This vase is 24cm tall and 7cm across at the base. It bears a "Jian Ding" stamp at the bottom but with no other mark. I guess it may from Yongzheng period. But according to Gotheborg, 99% of the items bearing a "Jian Ding" stamp is no older than mid 19th Century. I made my guess based on the rose-like red color painted on the horse, as well as on the simplified painting style, and the elegant shape of the vase.
Any comments?
Thank you in advance.

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Nov 25, 2010
vase age
by: peter

Hello Frank,
The pictures are too small to say anything for sure.
The only I can say that with this decoration it can only be Tongzhi reign or later. Yongzheng porcelain decorations are different.

I have several questions. Why is the jianding seal this color. Did someone paint another color on it?
Did you look for a seal underneath the jianding seal? Actually, a seal has no provenance value because it only means it was inspected and is allowed to be exported. It does not mean that an item is genuine.
I wonder if you could upload close-up pictures of faces and a partial decoration? Also a close-up of the jianding seal and the top rim.
The current pictures are too small to see them clearly, I'm afraid.

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