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Chenghua Period!

by Jie Mitchell
(Plymouth, UK)

Hello from UK,
Is anyone able to provide me with an information on this bowl, would be extremely grateful for any assistance.

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Jun 05, 2011
by: peter

Hi, from these pictures it is difficult to decide what it is, but it looks like a Fencai decoration to me.
However, if it is an (on-glaze) Fencai decoration, it could be early Qing dynasty at the earliest, because Fencai was first fired then. But, it could also be a later copy.

The other possibility is, that the blue and white decoration is old, but the color (Fencai) decoration was added at a later time. Difficult to decide without hands-on inspection.

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