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Identifying Marks on a Vase 2013/8/17 22:56
Hi all,
Have a vase here, looks fairly contemporary judging by the condition however it's very well made - hand painted and fairly heavy. Would need some help identifying the red stamps (three in total) and translating the writing on the side! Can anyone figure out a date from the design?

Thanks in advance, the relevant photos can be found here:

http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/Nouveau-Artiste/library/
by Ryan (guest)  

Re: Identifying Marks on a Vase 2013/8/18 12:35
Ryan,

Your photobucket library seems to be set to "private" that I cannot see the photos...
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Re: Identifying Marks on a Vase 2013/8/18 17:57
There we go! That should do it! Try this link instead:

http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/Nouveau-Artiste/library/Japanese%20Vase/Japanese%20Vase?sort=3&page=1

Cheers
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Re: Identifying Marks on a Vase 2013/8/18 20:34
The orange red chop on the bottom (you have the photo upside down, by the way) saya: N = made during years of Emperor Qianlong (or Chien-lung), in reign from 1735 to 1795, Qing Dynasty.

However, a similar question was posted where I gave a similar answer. This one looks definitely too new to be from that era.

http://www.japan-guide.com/forum/quereadisplay.html?0+104638
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Re: Identifying Marks on a Vase 2013/8/18 21:56
Thanks for the info my friend!

I might tend to agree with you about there being a high chance that it's a replica piece,however it is hand painted, so even for a replica it's taken a lot of time for it to be made! Bought it for £2!

All the best, thanks again,
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