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Mar 18, 2012
by: peter

With Chinese antiques you can't identify a period via its mark. There are too many fakes and later porcelains using earlier marks, etc..About 1% of all items on the market are authentic, the rest is fakes.

Well these marks don't like porcelain marks at all. They are made to look like painting's marks. With porcelain marks this wouldn't be period, much less imperial.
Additionally, Qianlong marks were frequently used on later items, especially on 20th century items!
An imperial mark couldn't possibly appear on a non-imperial item.
As I suggested in your earlier post, be careful from whom you buy if you don't understand Chinese antiques.
By accident I have been buying contemporary Chinese style paintings for a while, and this style reminds me of some of those.

I would suggest you learn a bit about painting and porcelain styles. Best would be if you would find the painting style and identify the original painter. I can't help with this, I'm afraid.

Mar 18, 2012
Is it Imperial Marks?
by: Margarida Silva

Indeed it´s was repaired like 120 years ago, so it´s not 20 century. Is it Imperial Marks? They don´t seem Spurious. What is the orange color on the biscuit? If notice there are black ink on the edges i clean it, it was because of the frame.
Thank you in advance.

Mar 02, 2012
by: peter

Hi Margarida,
It would be strange to have marks of two dynasties on the same item. Well, it is also a Qianlong mark; nothing of Ming at all.

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