how old is this pair of porcalain vases?

by MOHAMMED JAMAL
(saudia arabia)

DEAR PETER THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP ,HOW OLD IS YHRSR PAIR OF PORCALAIN VASES WITH COPPER RIM
THANK YOU
MOHAMMED

Comments for how old is this pair of porcalain vases?

Click here to add your own comments

Oct 14, 2011
metal partitions
by: Anonymous

This is a quote from Wikipedia: "Chinese cloisonné is sometimes confused with Canton enamel, a similar type of enamel work that is painted on freehand and does not utilize partitions to hold the colors separate."

I don't believe your items have such metal partitions do they?

Oct 14, 2011
I THINK ITS OLDER THAN YOUR JU
by: Anonymous

DEAR PETER HELLO ADIAN I THINK THEY ARE CLOSSION BECAUSE THEY HAVE COPPER RIM AT BASE AND IN THE MIDDLE AND AT TOP ,SOME EXPERTS TOLD ME THEY THINK ITS 19TH CENTURY BUT NOT SURE THEY HAVE TO EXAMINE IT BY HANDS
THANK YOU
MOHAMMED

Oct 13, 2011
Canton enamel
by: James

I think this type of items are referred to as Canton enamel on copper base. I am not certain how to judge the ages of these items, sorry. But I know some of these can date as far back as Qing dynasty Yongzheng period at least.

Oct 13, 2011
vases
by: peter

Is it porcelain? The style of the bottom looks more like if it were enamel on a brass base.

Anyway, this is probably relatively recent. The painted decoration looks more like something that is only a couple of decades old, or newer.
Sorry, I don't know much about the "younger" wares.

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Ask a Question or Contribute - archived 2012.