Is this marking. Mid to late 20th century

by Allanhecker
(St catharines)

I have a pair of These three foot vase

One is marked on bottom other un marked

Are they mid to late 20th century. 1950-1980

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by: peter

>Oh i understand what you mean now. Same period as i described.

>Are you saying it could be qianlong period. ....?

Hi Allan, please use your logic. :-)
And, 'apocryphal' means 'spurious', or fake.

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by: peter

I cannot tell for sure, but my guess would be about the same period.
With vintage and newer items it is more difficult to evaluate age because some 30 or 40 years after the Qing dynasty, and later, the styles seem to be a 'free for all'. Traditional subjects and styles are frequently absent or modified in unpredictable ways, quite unlike the older ones. Here it is mainly the shape that is still recognizable.
The mark is an apocryphal 'Qianlong Nianzao' mark in a fancy writing style.

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