Featured Assistance needed for deciphering Asian Covered Bowl

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by bytebit, Mar 7, 2022.

  1. bytebit

    bytebit Member

    Hi there. Can you or someone you know who could help me with any info concerning this Asian item. It is from an antique dealer who recently passed.
    Whatever help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.
    -- Be well, David
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  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Chinese. The wax attached to the one item is to allow the item to be removed from the country - not important or unique antique item.
  3. 15Stiftgasse

    15Stiftgasse Well-Known Member

    In my opinion - your lidded bowl (known as a 'gaiwan') appears to be Tongzhi (1862 - 1874), but could be later - either Guangxu (1875 - 1908) or early part of the Republic Period (1912 - 1949) with an apocryphal Tongzhi iron red mark.
    It appears to bear the remnants of a seal issued by the Chinese authorities - giving official permission for the item to be exported or taken abroad.
    An attractive and nicely painted piece !
    Best Regards.
  4. Asian Fever

    Asian Fever Well-Known Member

    I agree with your estimate of its age. However, the mark is "Yongzheng" period mark.(1722-1735) and I don't think it is republic period, should be earlier.
  5. 15Stiftgasse

    15Stiftgasse Well-Known Member

    Apologies ! At midnight last night my brain wasn't quite 100% ! Here is a 'proper' Tongzhi mark on a small ink box I recently acquired.

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  6. Asian Fever

    Asian Fever Well-Known Member

    You did great job. Your ink box is of the period. Nice collection. :joyful::joyful:
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  7. bytebit

    bytebit Member

    Thanks for your assistance.
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  8. bytebit

    bytebit Member

    I appreciate your time with this matter.
  9. Ken Yap

    Ken Yap Member

    This is lovely! It is painted both inside and out, which is rare. The Peranakan’s would call this a chupu, but this is a Chinese example. Look up “Wu Shuang Pu”. To me it looks like Tongzhi period. Wonderful acquisition... congratulations!
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