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wax seals

by Nancy

I want to know about the use of wax seals on the bottom Chinese porcelain

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wax seals
by: peter

The wax seals are only used for items that are being exported from China. They tell customs personnel that a specific item has been inspected and can be exported. Usually, the cultural relic stores may sell items with wax seals to foreigners, if the items do not fall within the export restrictions.

This has nothing to do with authentication. It can be applied on newer items as well as on more common antiques.

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