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Kangxi Plate/ Dish or later?
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Hi once again Peter,
I would love to get your thoughts on a great plate ( yet another) that i found whilst Car Booting. I bought it about 5 weeks ago and have still not quite satisfied what it actually is. When i first found it i thought it to be 19th century but now i do not know what to think. I am confused by the mark which looks Kangxi but i have not seen another like it. When i physically compared it to others in my collection which i know for definate to be 18th Century I have to admit that the colour of the glaze ( and imperfections), the blues and the look and colour of the unglazed foot look promising. So we go back to the mark again, i thought looked 'iffy', i know the double ring mark was used widely in the 19th century aswell as the Kangxi period. So, I am stuck again! Either way its a stunner even with the staple repair ( which also would suggest if nothing else that it has not been made in the last 80/90 years) i would be happy either way. It only cost £3.50 and it has given hours of fun in the reseach! I did find one very similar that was sold at a large Auction House in California but was slightly smaller but similar design and exact same mark. This was indeed sold as Kangxi mark and period. The store holder gave me another plate, Kangxi Famille Verte which was sadly broken into into 7 pieces and re glued- such a shame... I always find these old broken/ damaged plates which cost next to nothing such a god send when comparing new finds- far better than any book or internet research. Anyway, have taken some pictures and would love to hear your thoughts. The design is unusual aswell, i'm sure it must represent a story but again I have found nothing.