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authentic bowl?

by Ryan

Although I have seen this pattern on the net before, I am unsure of this bowl's age. The quality seems quite good. The lid unfortunately was chipped and filled. There are some good age marks on the lid.
The bowl is in better condition, although I can't tell if it is authentic or not. Please help!!

Thank again..

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by: pete

In Chinese this is called the "ball" pattern. It is more often found in polychrome than blue and white porcelain, although it must have existed at least since the mid-18th century, as far as I know.

The marks are "Ruoshen Zhencang" marks, which were in use during the Kangxi reign, and again from the Guangxu reign to Early Republic period.
The character style points rather to the latter time, I think.

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