Subject:Re: Possible Guangxu dish?
Posted By: JLim Thu, Nov 16, 2017
Just to update you on this object: although the "measles phoenixes" are typical of Guangxu porcelain, I have concluded that this object is probably Republican era, and cannot possibly be Guangxu imperial, for the following reasons:
First, I have located vases decorated similarly in Sothebys catalogue for their New York 18.03.08 sale, page 199. However, the decoration and colour scheme more closely resembles M's cup. The plate I saw has a much more pastelly sort of colour to the enamelling. This Anthony Allen regards as a sign of Republican origin.
Second, even if it is Guangxu, an overglaze Qialong mark in red is unlikely to appear on an Imperial porcelain, as opposed to an underglaze blue Guangxu mark.