Mark identification help

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by Unknown cat, Oct 24, 2023.

  1. Unknown cat

    Unknown cat New Member

    Hello, I have these two vases but I can’t find any info on the marks.

    Any help would be appreciated, thank you!

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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    The bottom one is a 20th century apocryphal Qianlong mark on its side.
    So not Qianlong period.
    Could we see the vases please?
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  3. Unknown cat

    Unknown cat New Member

    Hello, thanks for the lead!

    This is the one with the BD mark


    And here is the qianlong one

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  4. kentworld

    kentworld Well-Known Member

    The BD one is a crystalline glaze and a double gourd shape. The other one is a sort of millefiore pattern (thousand flowers). Both are 20th c I'm pretty sure. You can look for the marks at under Chinese marks. Lots of good info there.
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  5. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    The crystalline glaze almost has to be post-1980 because I don't think the glaze existed before then. Maybe it did, but I've never seen it used on anything made more than 25 years ago.
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  6. trip98

    trip98 Well-Known Member

    Crystalline glazes did exist before 1980s, but the glaze now is much easier to produce with modern techniques. A few Arts n Crafts potters come to mind like Fulper, California Faience, Pewabic and even antique Chinese pottery offered items with crystalline glazes. The crystalline glazes in the older stuff has smaller "blooms" and is less uniform.
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