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Big Vase with Ming Mark

by Garrett
(Kansas City)


Found this very cool vase but am fairly certain it is fake. Still, I wanted to hear your expertise. Thanks so much.

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vase with Qing dynasty mark
by: peter

Hi Garret,
Yes, it clearly is a fake.
BTW, the mark is a Qing, Daoguang reign mark. But the writing is wrong for the period. The colors are too bright. If it were of the period the vase would still be made with mineral pigments, but this looks as if chemical colors were used. The real peaches or Doucai decorations were never that bright.

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