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Blue and White Chinoiserie Qing Dynasty Ancestor Vase
Blue and White Chinoiserie Qing Dynasty Ancestor Vase
Blue and White Chinoiserie Qing Dynasty Ancestor Vase
Blue and White Chinoiserie Qing Dynasty Ancestor Vase
Blue and White Chinoiserie Qing Dynasty Ancestor Vase
Blue and White Chinoiserie Qing Dynasty Ancestor Vase
Blue and White Chinoiserie Qing Dynasty Ancestor Vase

Blue and White Chinoiserie Qing Dynasty Ancestor Vase

Regular price $295.00 Sale

Blue and White Chinoiserie Qing Dynasty Ancestor Vase is a beautiful high quality vintage Chinese vase bearing the Qing Reign mark 1736-1795.

Inscriptions of various kinds were often painted on Chinese Porcelain.  The useful practice of painting reign marks was only common during the eras of the Ming (1368 - 1644) and the Qing (1644 - 1911) dynasties.  The marks tell us who was the emperor when the Porcelain was produced.   

Reign marks are usually painted in cobalt blue on the base of the piece but can also be on the neck or the main body.  The marks were usually written in ordinary Chinese script.  However, during the Qing dynasty seal marks were often used instead.  

The presence of a painted reign mark does not mean a piece is authentic.  However, the markings can help to confirm other indications of date.

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DIMENSIONS: 9" Diameter x 13" H

ORIGIN: China, purchased from a Kennebunk Maine Estate Sale in one of Summer Streets storied mansions.

CIRCA: Unknown, Marked with Qing Dynasty Reign Mark 

FACTS & HISTORY: The pottery industry suffered severely in the chaotic middle decades of the 17th century, of which the typical products were “transitional wares,” chiefly blue-and-white. The imperial kilns at Jingdezhen were destroyed and were not fully reestablished until 1682, when the Kangxi emperor appointed Cang Yingxuan as director. Under his control, imperial porcelain reached a level of excellence it had not seen for well over a century.