Large Chinese charger

by stan
(milwaukie Oregon)

Hi Peter, here is the other set of phonos.

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Large Chinese charger

by stan
(milwaukie Oregon)

Hi Peter, I have a large 18.3" charger and the height is 2.5" it has a beautiful cobalt blue color, it has a pie crust shape and looks old to me, there is bubbles in the cobalt blue, I would like to know how old you think this is, it is a heavy piece, I am not sure what kind of bird are on the charger, any information would be appreciated, if it is a fantasy piece be gentle. thanks from Stan. I will send another set of photos.

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charger
by: peter

Stan,
This is not something I am comfortable with. I would need a hands-on inspection, but have little experience with such items, actually. Porcelain of this sort can usually only be seen at auctions or in museums.
If genuine, it probably should be early Ming. The "birds" are phoenixes. I have seen a similar decorated charger in a museum collection without the phoenixes, and without this rim.
I would try to find a similar item by accessing some of the large museum collections on the web, looking for early Ming items.

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