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Help with this blue mark

by John

Blue Mark

Blue Mark

We want to know the age and significance of this blue mark. I will provide more photos if requested. Thanks in advance...

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Apr 14, 2010
underglaze blue
by: peter


Regarding the bowls, I got confirmed what I supposed. They are likely early Qing with a possibility of late Ming dynasty. Anyway, that would be 17th century. Congratulations!

Apr 12, 2010
by: peterp

These bowls definitely have some age. If you don't mind, I would like to take the pictures to ask for some second opinion in China. The ring at the bottom is puzzling me. Usually, the rings of marks aren't that broad and of similar tone as the mark itself.
But that doesn't mean anything. It could just be from a kiln or period that I am not familiar with.

Let me know if it is all right...


Apr 12, 2010
to peter
by: John

This is a porcelain. Sorry I failed to mention it to you in the previous message. We have no idea whether it is underglaze or not. We also have two other bowls which has the
same mark. The marking seems lay under the white layer of substance. Please see the photos:
image 1
image 2
image 3
image 4
image 5
image 6
image 7

sorry that I didn't resize them so that you can see in a good resolution. This is my first time using imagevenue, so my apologies if you have any inconvenience with it. Thanks and we look forward to your professional opinion.

Apr 10, 2010
blue mark
by: peter

The characters on this mark have been simplified/symbolized to a degree that it is impossible to know what the character means.
Anyway, if this is from a Chinese porcelain item it could be Kangxi. Although during the Jiaqing reign also abbreviated character marks were in use, I have never seen one THAT simple. But during the Kangxi reign there were several marks about the same in size and simpilicity as this one, although I cannot find the exactly same one. I wonder what type of item this is, and why the mark and rings are of a different blue. Is the mark not underglaze?
Is it possible to see a picture of the item?

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