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Chinese Markings

Please could anyone tell me what these Chinese markings mean, and if they also give an idea of the Year/ Century, i.e 18th / 19th.

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Mar 27, 2011
by: peter

Chinese marks don't give such details.
The mark is a Qianlong reign mark, which possibly is apocryphal.
Judging from the bottom and the crackling visible I would think it is a sort of Snuff bottle (??), perhaps made in the Guangxu reign. Usually pictures of the item itself allow better estimation of the period. Marks were often added for decoration only.

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