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Multiple Plate/Vase/Porcelain etc Markings

by Jeremy

Hello everyone. Thanks for taking the time to look at this. I recently came across a lot of what I believe are Chinese vases due to the markings. I have located the era of some of these but would love some help on the others. If you could maybe give me a URL where I could find info such as era, value, or any info that might be useful to me, I would appreciate it.

Here is a link to the album in which the pics are located:

Thanks for the help everyone. It is greatly appreciated.

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Sep 27, 2010
by: peter

Hello Jeremy
You will not find these marks in the marks section of this site, as we do not list vintage, recent and fake marks, or Japanese marks.
Recent Chinese and Japanese marks can be viewed at
You cannot rely on any of the Chinese reign marks on those items. They are all spurious marks.

I will give you some information:
1. The ginger jar left top looks like if it were Fangge porcelain end of Qing (with Chenghua mark), but the painting, mark and everything looks much too neat to be a real antique of that period.
2. The third picture has a mark which says "Japan".
3. First picture in 2nd row: fake Qianlong mark, bottom looks fake too. Qianlong period pieces never look dirty or old. See the bottoms of these items and those on the next for Qianlong period items. Very clean and fresh looking!
4. Second picture: definitely a fake mark. This is a modern item, the mark is only for decoration.
5. Last two pictures: looks somewhat Japanese to me, but could be modern Chinese. The mark on the next line is a fake Qianlong mark.
5. Second item in row 3: cannot read the mark, but decoration looks distinctly Japanese.
6. Square plate in row: again a spurious Qianlong mark (they really liked faking Qianlong marks), but the decoration should be second half of 20th century.
7. Plate in row 4: another spurious Qianlong mark, the decoration would probably also be 2nd half of 20th century.
8. The last one (fish bowl) has a Japanese style decoration. The mark at the bottom says Imari, which is an ancient porcelain shipping port. The second character is typical Japanese.

All these fake Qianlong marks are very easy to detect because the people using them did not even care to copy the style of real Qianlong marks, 99% of which were in a completely different type of Chinese character.

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