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Guangxu M&P 8 Character Mark Dated
Sharing a new listing for a really nice Guangxu mark and period dish. Unusual shape (probably an offering dish or maybe even a large brushwasher) and even more unusual mark - an 8 character Guangxu mark reading "Made in the 11th year of the Reign of Emperor Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty" (大清光緒 拾壹年制) - which dates the dish to 1886. Peter and Lark Mason reviewed it and both said it is of the period.
Since I have a 10 month old barreling down my halls I am sending the majority of my porcelain to new homes 😊 - looking at mostly wall art going forward!
All the best everyone, as always!
A very nice example. Very unusual.
@imperialfinegems Thanks Mark! I have nightmares of having these pieces surviving 100+ years and then having my child breaking them, so DEFINITELY finding them new homes 🙂
All the best,
Is this your listing?
@lotusblack It is! I am shifting my collecting to restored pieces and paintings, as my son is 11 months and I am terrified of these lasting so long in perfect condition and then being broken while in my care. Let me know if you have any questions on it! Peter and Lark both thought it very nice 😊
@lotusblack tell me about it. I have been KILLED on so many listings due to that. GOOD LUCK I would love for this to go to you.
@jg1133 oh this goes down one of two ways I either win or they are paying a premium I know what things are worth and fight up to the line. Lol
@lotusblack (1) Inside, it looks like a dish. Outside, it looks a brush wash. And overall, it looks like a Chinese export warm plate.
(2) The decoration style looks like a high-end special order, to say the least; but the quality of painting and brush strokes look reckless and carefree;
(3) Picture #9 at eBay shows that the foot rim was trimmed in an unusual way, unlike other dishes in the same period for the domestic market, or the imperial court, or the oversea market.
(4) It seems that nothing special happened in 1886, i.e., 11th year of Guangxu. Empress Dowager Cixi was turning 51 and Emperor Guangxu was turning 15 in that year. So, not much to celebrate in 1886, and no particular reason to order porcelains with such a special mark.
(5) After the examination by Peter and Lark, which is claimed by the seller, this presumably important item cannot be found in the weekly newsletter.
I am just listing some facts here. No personal opinion or conclusion is offered.
Nice example. Sold for $800 usd.
Although definitely a guangxu piece imo. The quality of the artists work was secondary.
Still not expensive.
@jg1133 had the world peace had not changed I would have gone up higher but world peace affect us all no matter where you are as we are one global economy I had to explain to my children today with what is going on in Europe and how our credibility and actions not only effect us but everyone. I pray for Ukrainians that they find safety and protection for their children.
@jg1133 I noticed you are located in PA I lived in Phoenixville you are lucky to be in that spot I have found amazing antiques in that Antique district outside of your location. I won’t tell anyone the area lol it’s a gem field.
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