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Lot 101: A nice pair of famille rose porcelain vases marked Hongxian
October 22, 2016
Sarzana (SP), ItalyLive Auction
dating: Republic (1912-1949)
Slim shape, convex neck, curved border; on a double-ring shaped as a concentric ring; decorated with a court scene in famille rose tones at the body, featuring the four-character Hongxian Nian Zhi at the center of the base. One vase is perfect; the other one is restored, with a missing piece at the body, out of the decoration. If it is correct, the mark dates the vases in 1916, since they were made in Hongxian Emperor period (1st january 1916 - 22nd March 1916). However, according to other experts, the mark is not original one used to mark the real objects from the Hongxian period (marked "Jurentang"). Apparently, this mark appeared in 1930 circa. The attribution and the dating of the marked objects are still being discussed. See "Juretang" in the Gotheborgh glossary and the CHINESE MARKS section under the term "Hongxian Nian Zhi".
dimensions: height 28 cm.