Chinese Makers Mark & Date Help Request for Tea Caddy's

by Holly
(East Central MN, MN, USA)

MAKERS MARK

MAKERS MARK

MAKERS MARK Top of containers image side of containers image

Hello. I was hoping that someone out there would be able to help me identify an old pair of tea caddies that I have. I believe that they are Chinese but since I don't read Chinese, I am looking for someone to interpret the makers mark for me. Also, what are your thoughts as to how old these pieces are?

If you don't know, do you have a good direction to point me in to try and get help on this? Thanks so much! Holly

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Dec 22, 2011
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by: peter

China had virtually no maker's marks in the sense European porcelain has. Please see https://www.chinese-antique-porcelain.com/antique-china-marks.html

Your items show a spurious Yongzheng reign mark, but they were recently made, I'm afraid. There is nothing to indicate that they are very old or antique.

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