Chinese peacock decorated tray

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by Castelli, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Castelli

    Castelli Member

    chinese tray 1.jpg peacock mark.jpg Hi everyone, I just found this forum.

    I have recently started collecting vintage things, mainly pewter. I saw this tray in a second hand shop and was confused at the hallmark-peacock with Arabic writing.

    I presume it was export for the Middle East? Does anyone know how old it is?

    Many thanks.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Welcome, Castelli.
    It looks like Japanese writing to me, not horizontal but vertical.:)
    It looks pretty recent, maybe late 20th century. But let's wait for the others.
     
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  3. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    Hi Castelli!

    Welcome to Antiquers!

    If you edit your post, you can change your thumbnail photos to Full Image.

    The tray appears fairly new to me, but wait for others.
     
  4. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    I would have thought newer as well just from the photos. Not sure we have anyone on the forum that can translate Arabic, but fairly confident 20-30 years old at most. Would be a pretty tray for tea, etc. :)
     
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  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It looks like we need someone who can translate Japanese, not Arabic.;)
     
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  6. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Well, both wouldn't hurt! :happy:
     
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  7. Silver Wolf

    Silver Wolf Well-Known Member

    no AJ,i think it's arabic,but since not many arab countries do the porcelain,i guess this is could be persian reproduction of japanese kutani pattern :angelic:
     
  8. Silver Wolf

    Silver Wolf Well-Known Member

    if this really persian,i supposed this was made before iran revolution 1978,after revolution they can't make just an animal or person image in any things,they have strict rule there!
     
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  9. Phaik Hooi

    Phaik Hooi Well-Known Member

    here's a better image of the mark, definitely arabic. sorry can't help with translation :sorry:
    peacock mark.jpg
     
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  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Thanks Phaik Hooi, I can see it now.:)
    The Iranians still make images of animals and people, that has never ceased. They are very proud of their heritage. Here is a 2012 video of an Isfahan miniature painter painting a tiny portrait of an Iranian poet:

    If you watch closely, you can also see portraits on the wall.
     
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  11. Silver Wolf

    Silver Wolf Well-Known Member

    ah..maybe wind has change there:rolleyes:
     
  12. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    They continued all through the revolution.:) The streets of Teheran and other cities were then, as now, lined with huge portraits of Khomeini, etc.
    Strict Sunni acuse the Shia of idolatry, because they are not that strict about portraying people. Iran is mostly Shia.
     
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  13. Silver Wolf

    Silver Wolf Well-Known Member

    i hear they are more open now than back in 1979 after the revolution,well people changes :rolleyes:
     
  14. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Yes, they are, politically. And they really welcoming foreigners.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2019
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  15. Phaik Hooi

    Phaik Hooi Well-Known Member

    :happy::happy:
     
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