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Porcelain box with Qianlong mark

I have what appears to be a small covered Chinese bowl that appears to have a genuine mark on its bottom, but I am uncertain as to whether it is a replica or the real thing. I am including several pictures for identification. Can you guess at it's approximate value? Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


Red, square, rubberstamped mark from late 19th century

The mark says "Da Qing Qianlong Nian Zhi" which would indicate the Qianlong period, i.e. 1736-95.

This is not the case though, since the red, square, rubber stamped mark is of a type commonly found on South East Asian export porcelain from the Tongzhi (1862-1874) period and up until the early part of the 20th century.

The box is quite nice anyway. Any exact value is hard to give but you could expect it to be in the area of a few hundred $.

Jan-Erik Nilsson



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