The Porcelain Thread

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Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:14 am

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While I am in Thailand, I am often watching NHK World (English-speaking, public broadcasting from Japan), that often has short programs about Japanese ceramics. It seems with so much of the emphasis on pieces meant for beautiful decoration, it could be easy not to think about lead poisoning.
Those beautiful Imari pieces are also mostly over glaze and as such not really safe to use (talking about vintage/antique ones).
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Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:56 am

I first saw this style of cups at chawangshop in one of the photos they posted. I found one through ebay, so I guess no longer a wish :D . This style of cups are dated back to Qing to early ROC, so I have no clue if my cup is antique or replica. For the price of a starbucks cup, probably worth the value of fulfilling my wish.
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Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:00 am

DailyTX wrote:
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This style of cups are dated back to Qing to early ROC, so I have no clue if my cup is antique or replica.
Looks like a replica, do you have images of the underside?
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Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:21 am

Bok wrote:
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DailyTX wrote:
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This style of cups are dated back to Qing to early ROC, so I have no clue if my cup is antique or replica.
Looks like a replica, do you have images of the underside?
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Do you mean the bottom of the cup? or inside of the cup? Not really sure what underside you are referring to...
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Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:24 am

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Do you mean the bottom of the cup? or inside of the cup? Not really sure what underside you are referring to...
Yes bottom, the foot as seen from underneath. That is where you can usually determine the approx. age. Other than that one can also judge the hue of blue, but that is more difficult to do from pictures.

Ah, sorry just saw the other pictures, not visible before on my phone, or did you upload those later?
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Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:26 am

Seeing those, it looks like a replica to me.
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Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:34 am

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Seeing those, it looks like a replica to me.
For the price, you may be right. Let me take a few more photos with a comparison of 1950s cup. It’s night time here, so the light made the bottom more white. Seeing with naked eye, the cup has a bluish hue
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Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:52 am

Here is a side by side comparison of 1950s Jingdezhen cup.
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Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:21 am

@DailyTX Tricky to tell. The perfect condition ones are more difficult to date. If you had rust spots, or tiny firing defects, that would make it easier. See for example this article: http://ceramics.chalre.com/authenticati ... mics_1.htm

Be careful with the brown glaze though, some people have tested similar ones with a 3M lead test kit and they came back positive!

Or you can post images on this forum for further help. Mostly people just voice an opinion if it is not obviously a fake: http://discussion.chinese-antique-porce ... ?board=1.0
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DailyTX Tricky to tell. The perfect condition ones are more difficult to date. If you had rust spots, or tiny firing defects, that would make it easier. See for example this article: http://ceramics.chalre.com/authenticati ... mics_1.htm

Be careful with the brown glaze though, some people have tested similar ones with a 3M lead test kit and they came back positive!

Or you can post images on this forum for further help. Mostly people just voice an opinion if it is not obviously a fake: http://discussion.chinese-antique-porce ... ?board=1.0
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Thank you for the links, I have close to zero experience dating porcelain. Maybe one day I’ll go find some books and start learning :) I have a couple mystery porcelain pieces that I do want to figure out later
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Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:59 pm

Hi,

I own multiple Yixing teapots (modern and Factory 1), but I do not have a porcelain teapot yet. I recently found a pretty one and would like your opinion on it. The seller claims that this pot is an Chinese Art Nouveau style teapot (1890-1919). It has no makers mark on it. What do you think?

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Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:21 am

Looks European to me.
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Looks European to me.
It has a 7 hole filter, so I thought it might be a Chinese teapot meant for export. However, I have seen an old German pot with a 7 hole filter now. So you are probably right and the description is wrong. I will take a pass on it then. Thanks for your opinion :) Unfortunately, all other teapots I found had a colorful glaze.
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Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:23 am

Bok wrote:
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Looks European to me.
Same to me, or Chinese made for exportation to Europe (because of the cabbage look which is less surprising in Asian ceramics).
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