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Blue & White Chinoiserie Vase
Blue & White Chinoiserie Vase
Blue & White Chinoiserie Vase
Blue & White Chinoiserie Vase
Blue & White Chinoiserie Vase
Blue & White Chinoiserie Vase
Blue & White Chinoiserie Vase

Blue & White Chinoiserie Vase

Regular price $165.00 Sale

Blue and White Chinoiserie Vase is a beautiful high quality vintage Chinese vase.

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: 6" Diameter x 11" H

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

CIRCA: Unknown, Marked

FACTS & HISTORY: As a rule Chinese export porcelain from the 18th century doesn’t have any marks. Most 19th century export pieces also lack marks. Genuine marks will only to be found on porcelain made in the Imperial Kilns for the reigning Chinese Emperor.

During the 19th and 20th century a great deal of Chinese porcelain was exported and they have many different marks. These pieces were intended for the home market and marks were added to match the general design of the piece and of course to add value. Most common are seal marks in a red square. Second most common are four character marks in blue and white, such as the four character Kangxi mark.