Chinese vase bought on antique auction - old or new
by Kallaert Gil
Hello, I'd like to have an opinion on two identical Chinese vases that I bought on an antique auction in 1991 in Belgium, at that time calculated to Euro’s 440 €. In the auction letter they were described as follow: Guangdong Porcelain of the late 19th century with red hand painted mark, decorated with gold plated dragon dog and typical old and colorful Chinese courtyard scene with flowers around.
Can anyone help me to figure it out if those vases are real antique or cheap factory replica vases? After seeing a similar vase on a second hand site, last month, I became suspicious. Never the less I still like both vases for decoration.
Thanks in advance