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Blue Chinese Vases - Anyone know anything about them?

Posted by oldstuff4me (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 20, 12 at 19:41

This vase has been in my family since the mid-1800's. (I have 2 of them) The story goes that my great-uncle's father was an international merchant of some type from England and he spent quite a bit of time in Asia. He was given or purchased these vases sometime around 1850.

Does this type of pottery/painting have a name? Are they valuable?

Thanks in advance.


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RE: Blue Chinese Vases - Anyone know anything about them?

I know the experts will ask you to photograph the bottom of the vase up close.


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RE: Blue Chinese Vases - Anyone know anything about them?

And a clearer picture of the rest and some info about size.
It could be called a cobalt glazed plum blossom double gourd shaped vase.


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RE: Blue Chinese Vases - Anyone know anything about them?

Here's the marking on the bottom. I found one online that says it's from the K'ang Hsi Ching dynasty... the markings on mine are the same as the one online... but since I don't know if the person online knows what they're talking about, I'm not putting too much stock into it.


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RE: Blue Chinese Vases - Anyone know anything about them?

Found this one on WorthPoint from 2011. Anybody have a subscription there?

Here is a link that might be useful: Ching dynasty blue/white vase


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RE: Blue Chinese Vases - Anyone know anything about them?

The picture is still very blurry.
The site linked below is really pretty good for porcelain mark ID.
I think your estimate of 1850 is a little early.

Here is a link that might be useful: site for Chinese marks


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RE: Blue Chinese Vases - Anyone know anything about them?

Ok... there are 2 vases and upon closer inspection, I see that their markings are different. Here is one of the markings... I will post the other in another message seeing as I can only post one photo at a time.


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RE: Blue Chinese Vases - Anyone know anything about them?

Here is a clearer photo of the other marking. This is clear as I can get it, because it's very pale.


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RE: Blue Chinese Vases - Anyone know anything about them?

Thanks for the link Lindac... From what I can tell, it looks like they're Kangxi repros from c. 1880.


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RE: Blue Chinese Vases - Anyone know anything about them?

For your sake, I wish it were *this* one!

Here is a link that might be useful: vase


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