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Unknown mark on Chinese platter

by Camiel

Dear fellow art lovers!

My grandparents moved from Suriname to the Netherlands in the fifites. When they were still living in Suriname, they got a present from a Chinese neighbour. I was looking into the mark on the back but can't find it in my book or on the internet. This problably means it's a fake or recent object. Can someone help me and tell me what the mark means or what period this plate is from?

Many thanx,


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by: Camiel

Dear Peter,

Thank you for your help. Will aks my parents to make better pictures. Just to be curious: you are a connoisseur also for hire ;-)

Greetings Camiel

Qing dynasty plate
by: peter

This is a Qing dynasty plate. The decoration looks like Kangxi, and it has a Kangxi mark, but the mark itself could be from later (Guangxu reign), as it has only four characters.

To check wether it is a Kangxi period item or later a good close-up picture of the bottom would be needed.
Not from straight up like the current one, but from an angle. Subject for checking are the shape of the foot rim and the surface (any blemishes, depressions, etc.) of the glaze area within the foot rim should be visible.

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