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Several porcelain wares
I am uploading the five porcelain wares (a jar, two bowls and two dishes) from our collection that my boss wants a second opinion from you. He demanded that they be cleaned with soap(since they were dirty) before taking the photos, so they might look quite shiny.
Just click next or gallery to view second/third pictures for the same item (posted in image venue).
Bowl (1st one)
Bowl (2nd one)
Though a bit shiny in photos, it seems to have some scratches. It was obviously broken in two pieces and repaired to join (before us). This might need a hands-on inspection. This Qing dynasty doesn't add much info, I believe.
Cracks look suspicious (could be fake or reproduction) and the Ming dynasty (Xuande) mark might not be authentic?
Dish (1st one)
New (not older than a century)?
Dish (2nd one)
This one, although beautiful, has not many age signs. And discolorations might indicate that it is printed. Around the Qianlong reign mark, previous owner argue that there are what-he-called 'oxidation signs of some ions' or what-looks-like 'glaze contractions'.
I understand hands-on inspection, which we can't have, is the best, but something is better than nothing, so what do you honesty think of each of them? Please answer only if you have time, since I bothered you much with too many questions over the past 2-3 weeks. There will be more as my boss just collected some more items and he really likes your answers (compared with others'). Thanks and best regards