Small Chinese porcelain dish that was a wedding gift

by Magali
(South Florida USA)

bowl side of dish

bowl side of dish

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In 1966, my mother-in-law gave me a small porcelain dish (6.5" in diameter) on my wedding day 47 years ago. She told me that my father-in-law had bought it from a wreck diver during one of his business trips to Hong Kong and given it to her. She added "This is a Ming Dynasty porcelain". I've had it on display in my living room all these years, but now that I am retired, I need to have this piece authenticated so that I can auction it off or sell it. The dish still shows some glaze, in spite of having been under the China Sea for centuries. The under-side of the dish shows the rough place where it was attached to and extricated from an underwater rock by a diver (see photos). How can I obtain a certificate of authentication? Thanks

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by: peter

Mid-Qing means here Yongzheng, Qianlong, Jiaqing years. Was made over a very long time, probably for use of the common people. Cannot tell you more.

Thanks for your comment, Peter
by: Maggie

Please tell me more about the Qing dynasty. What years, etc. Also, this was extricated from a rock because you can see that. Possibly in the ground or maybe in the sea. Your thoughts...

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by: peter

This dish was made at Dehua kiln and is approximately from mid-Qing dynasty.
It is still fairly common and due to its simple workmanship is hardly worth a paid authentication.


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