Subject:Blue and White gaiwan. Ming?
Posted By: Arge Wed, Nov 29, 2017 IP: 22.214.171.124
So, I am coming back to you with this gaiwan. I posted the pictures one year ago or so, but not feedback received.
Please feel free and throw your thoughts. I bought it just because I like it. It have been sold to me as an late Qing, early republic. I paid a ridiculous low amount (10-15$ or so), it was an auction house, where I make quite often purchases, closing their doors, moving to a different location, empting their coffers etc From here the deal, it was a last minute auction, no many bidders etc.
I have no stakes in this, other than learning.
As I said, sold as late Qing-early republic. Someone saw this and said it may be a Wanly (personally I doubt) and other person said it looks right for a Xuande and definitely a Ming.
Now, my concerns
- starting with the fact that I can recognize some basics< I have no knowledge about how to discern from an original to a revival piece.
- the glaze is quite good, nice and shiny. Too nice and shiny I may say for an old piece. Yes, there are some old ones is very good glaze, but… it looks to better for me
- on the other side I have these iron spots and even some glaze contractions. But again. there are so many iron spots. Not sure on these. Although, the colors of the iron spots appears to be genuine, are different shapes and nuances. On the plate, have been mentioned to me, and bring this to you, there is a long orange/brown shade, which shows the high iron content of the pasta.
- Please see the red decoration… this was pointed to me as being the right thing and putting weight on it, as being Ming/Xuande
Of course, I would like to get this “confirmed” it is an old piece, but as I said, for the sake of learning I would like know your thoughts about this, to point me different angles.
- What about the floral scroll?
- What about the tint of the porcelain etc
Thank you in advance!