Chinese Vase Manuf and Date?

by Joe A.
(Glenside, Pa. U.S.A.)

Hi Peter,

I am sending some additional pictures for better clarification on the Chinese vase you evaluated. I did upload 4 pictures originally (I thought). It looks like only the one went through.

I would also like to know if this is hand painted, silk screened or a way to tell.

Thanks again.


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Jan 25, 2012
by: peter

The vase looks very new. The text beside the red seal stamp on the shoulder sometimes contains a year...
The mark on the bottom is an apocryphal Qianling mark. Only for decoration; it uses print fonts.

You should be in a better position to see if it is printed or not, but you can upload high resolution closeups of the decoration. Usually, when it is handpainted, this can be seen with a magnifier. If there are no traces, it is printed.

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