Dating bg porcelain
While a pair of quail, or shuang an, is a homophone for "peace and prosperity" in Chinese.
The palette of the painted and enameled bowls is a combination of fencai, or famille rose, and falangcai, or foreign colors, which can be apparently seen in the brown and ochre enameling of the quail.
Additional features of the auction involve a massive pair of huanghuali, a valuable wood in China, hat chests with fine inlay decoration of 17th-18th century, and a rare gold and silver inlaid double-fowl vase originating from Ming dynasty (1368-1644).
The event is one of the four auctions held by Bonhams for Asia Week New York on March 18-20, the others including a sale of Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art and a sale of Fine Japanese and Korean Art.
The bowls bear underglaze-blue marks of six Chinese characters, saying it was made during the reign of Yongzheng emperor (1678-1735).
Chrysanthemums symbolize autumn in ancient China, as the flower blossoms braving cold weather, thus symbolizing fortitude and longevity.
Starting from 1879 all delftware produced by De Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles is marked according to below principles: - sign of a jar- stylized initials JT- name of a city (Delft) Equally important are other markings.
Below the mark on the left are painter's initials and on the right is a year of production code.
We do communicate in English, understand German (Sorry we can't help you in Polish, Russian, Italian, Spanish or French This site was started up as a Danish site - with pages dedicated to sale, but also with information about dating Danish porcelain and a lot of images dived after themes like porcelain dogs, horses or the production of a special artist - part of the pages will be in English and with a little guidance and careful reading, you will be able to use even the Danish features.
We have a fixed standard price for 1-2 items like figurines, plates, vases and smaller tableware items.
It will be shipped with the Danish Postal Parcel International Economy and it is insured up till 500 US $.
(below) or you can use the mark search box on the bottom right of the page.
To scan by shape, look at your mark and determine the most likely shape category listed below such as crowns, shields, birds, etc.