SHARING MY THOUGHTS ON ALL THAT ORIENTAL WARE OUT THERE.
all that info makes it very challenging for the collector of Asian porcelain.
I know I'll make a lot of mistakes on the way in this collecting field, but hope that especially with some of the modern jingdezhen flambe wares I purchased not too long ago, that they'll show up as investment potential in another 30 years or so...who knows.
From the way everything is cloned & copied today,they may only retain their decorative value only, but I'm counting that it takes effort & cost to be able to even produce some of the more beautiful, once imperial glazes.
It seems to me when I look at major auction lots in Chinese porcelain, nearly all,have catalogue notes & previous auction provenance & that genuine unsigned pieces might not be considered worth the risk in putting to a BIG auction, considering the high stake commissions involved & the buyers preferences are well catered for at present,but I have heard of genuine unsigned pieces rejected as too recent, when in fact they are not, but they just do not have the preferred 'right provenance'.
Perhaps in the future, previously auctioned high end pieces may be all that will be left to recycle themselves for resale;
to what end who knows, perhaps the Chinese will be able to buy up what would remain in free circulation & regather most of it's cultural artifacts & the modern era pieces including the republican copies could turn out to be worthless once all the excitement ends.
On the internet, I frequently compare auction prices realized on various pieces of porcelain sold over the years worldwide & sometimes I wonder how a particular piece of Chinese porcelain is sold at a lower end AUCTION house or in a low interest AREA for four figures or five figures & then find it again in search results sometime later on, say six months later & the very same piece is resold in six figures at the BIG auction houses
Anyhow, many of my thoughts, but it is going to get tougher on the collector & perhaps newer ways need to be found that can reliably predict AGE & IT'S IMPLICATIONS that could become a standard norm of testing & for it to be done economically....maybe one day in the far far future.
PS: the red dust stuff on the bottom of the tea dust vase looks like some brick coloured sandy, high spots, that were ground away so it would not interfere with the vase standing properly, don't think it was meant to deceive as its not really visible everywhere around the base, mostly just in patches to the inner space on the side bottom...put in one macro image of it so it can be seen better anyway...can't seem to find it anywhere else either on the vase.