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Pretty Porcelain Bowl

by Doris
(Cleveland, Ohio )

Hello Peter,
I recently bought this bowl at a flea market because I found it so pretty. I showed it to a friend the other day and she thinks it could be antique. She said that the six character mark on the back are usually found on antique Chinese porcelain. Problem is, I can't read Chinese and don't know what they mean. Do you have any idea how old this bowl could be? Thank you!!!

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May 24, 2011
by: adept

The famile verte bowl looks to be 19th c. from the stiff though well done painting. The Bird maybe a rather "cutesyfied" Quail ? Traditionally pieces in the famile verte style are more to western taste than Chinese.

May 06, 2011
by: peter

Hi Sal,
This is a Kangxi mark, not Qianlong. But, it probably is apocryphal, as it is not written in the manner most Kangxi marks were written, either the original ones or the copies from the late Qing dynasty.

As far as I can see the painting style looks good, could even be Qing dynasty, including the bottom. Well, this needs further verification, so I would like to look at other details too.
The only thing I am puzzled about is the strange bird witht he big head.

May 06, 2011
my opinion
by: Sal kahil

I think it is:
Mark: Da Qing Qianlong Nian Zhi. Meaning: "Great Qing Qianlong Period Make". Modern Chinese porcelain Date: Late 1960's to c. 1990.
but wait for Peter reply. he is the expert

May 05, 2011
by: peter

Hi Doris,
This is an interesting item.
Your friend might be right, at least from what I see on these pictures.

Can you upload larger pictures to Photobucket or a similar site and post the link to the pictures here? Resolution of the current pictures is sufficient, but hopefully you can upload pictures which are at least 800 pixel wide. The size restrictions here don't allow for larger pictures, unfortunaely.

A picture of the full bottom, the inside and the sides of the bowl would be of interest.

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