HELP NEEDED TO IDENTIFY AGE OF THIS VASE.

by Andrew

Hi Peter,
have had this one for quite a while also, I thought it a robin's egg blue glaze vase...but the base looks like something I've never seen in Chinese porcelain before.
There is a faint seam line running straight across the concave base,so I gather its mould made?
also the base porcelain is of a creamy colour with a slight grainy feel to it - biscuit?
What I found unusual, was that the walls of the vase have irregular, grooved rings, which look handmade! Vase is about 175mm.s tall.
Any info on when made would be very helpful,as I'm clueless here!
regards again, Andrew.

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Sep 01, 2011
Answer to Peter's question.
by: Andrew

Hi Peter,
I cannot confirm if there were any seamlines running up the inside, as the vase's complete interior is thickly glazed.
I am not 100% sure about a single seam line across base diameter, it's just that when you turn the vase at a certain angle ,then you can see the remnants of what looks like a straight line, but cannot feel it.
Don't think this changes the outcome much ,hey?
regards, Andrew.


I guess so, Andrew. :-)
Peter

Aug 31, 2011
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by: peter

Andrew, definitely not a traditional Chinese vase. Looks like a modern factory product to me.
As the rings cover the whole body,but not the foot and neck, they may just be a part of the decoration, but it could also be that they chose to add these by hand after moulding, in order to remove the mould lines. Did you find vertical lines inside?

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