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Chinese Terrocotta Base / Stand
I have had this base for over 20 years and just don't know much about it, other than I like it. I am hoping that someone might have some insight as to age and what it might have been used for. It does have a red export mark
Dimensions are 13 3/4"h x 15" diameter
Thanks in advance for any help.
It certainly goes well with the fish bowl, terracotta garden pieces? Were they formed in a mold? Presents nicely, maybe someone will know about the red stamps.
I honestly don't know if it was made from a mold, there is not a lot of uniformity to the reliefs. On the concave area below the top, you can see where the circular dots are not in the same line as well at the base, they are all off slightly. A mold may have been used separately for the decoration and then applied to the base surface, but this is speculation on my part.
To my knowledge, the red stamp is a Chinese export mark that was applied to pieces leaving china that weren't considered of cultural value so they were allowed out of the county. I have a number of other pieces with a similar stamp as well as ones with a red wax seal.
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