It is very important to see it into the context of multiple things. Allot of this is a mather of picking up many pieces and feel many different textures. This is process that takes many years to learn.
Welcome to Gotheborg. More then 1, translated and dated porcelain marks. An extensive glossary with entries explaining Chinese and Japanese Antique Pottery and Porcelain terms.
We look to investigate some of the mysteries of the East. We have ongoing discussions going on about such diverse subjects as the red Qianlong Qing red seal marks of China, Japanese tea sets with the ladies head hidden in the base of the cups, Famille Rose porcelains from China and Japanese dragon tea ware, and lots more. If you need a bit of personal help in your investigations, I'm here to help!
The previous edition is now o ut of print. New and much expanded edition is coming. This new edition will include more information on the Republic period and will feature in the region of marks.
Chinese potteryalso called Chinese ceramicsobjects made of clay and hardened by heat: earthenwarestoneware, and porcelainparticularly those made in China. Nowhere in the world has pottery assumed such importance as in China, and the influence of Chinese porcelain on later European pottery has been profound. The earliest evidence for art in any form in ancient China consists of crude cord-marked pottery and artifacts decorated with geometric designs found in Mesolithic sites in northern China and in the Guangdong-Guangxi regions.
Chinese ceramics have been copied for hundreds of years by Chinese potters, out of a reverence for an earlier period, but also to fool buyers — so buyer beware. There is no quicker way to learn about pieces than to handle as many as possible. Take advantage of the large numbers of Chinese ceramics offered around the world at reputable auction houses.
There are virtually thousands of Chinese porcelain marks. It is impossible to provide any sufficient number of mark samples for those of you looking for porcelain marks to compare with any marks that you may have on your antique China porcelain. Need to know the reign names of Chinese emperors for researching porcelain marks?
When faced with the mystery of an unknown object there are many aspects to consider including, color, form, decoration, and material. Assessing the age, authenticity, and ultimately the value of a piece of Chinese porcelain can be as simple as a glance or take months of study. Learning the different cues and clues that can help identify a piece takes time and effort. The best way to learn about any pieces including Chinese wares is to study them in person.
Chinese ceramics show a continuous development since pre-dynastic times and are one of the most significant forms of Chinese art and ceramics globally. The first pottery was made during the Palaeolithic era. Chinese ceramics range from construction materials such as bricks and tiles, to hand-built pottery vessels fired in bonfires or kilnsto the sophisticated Chinese porcelain wares made for the imperial court and for export.
It is said, that the only rule that is really certain when it comes to Chinese reign marks, is that most of them are NOT from the period they say. Still the marks are something of a fingerprint of the potter and its time. If carefully studied they offer a great help in identifying the date and maker of most Chinese porcelain.