How do I identify a Chinese vase?

How do I identify a Chinese vase?

In order to properly identify a Chinese vase, one must understand the production process. Pernettes are, for example, supports that allow Chinese vases to avoid touching each other and not sticking to the kiln during firing. Some of them are more or less visible and important over the different centuries.

How do I identify an antique porcelain vase?

How to Tell If a Vase Is Antique

  1. Look for a mark on the bottom of the vase.
  2. Look at the composition of the glass.
  3. Look at the bottom of the vase.
  4. Look for an overmark, which is a stamp placed on the bottom of a vase over the original maker’s mark.
  5. Look for a NIPPON mark.

What are the types of Chinese porcelain?

6 Types of Chinese Porcelain

  1. Tang Sancai (prevalent 700–900 AD) Sancai pottery.
  2. White Porcelain (prevalent 1000–1400 AD) White porcelain.
  3. Blue and White Porcelain(prevalent 1400–1700)
  4. Celadon(prevalent 1000–1600)
  5. Black Porcelain (prevalent 1000–1300)
  6. Qing Porcelain/Enamel Painted Porcelain (prevalent 1700–1900)

How do you date a Chinese vase?

To evaluate the age of Chinese porcelain, and thus the era it was manufactured within, the following must be assessed – in this order:

  1. Shape of the item.
  2. Colour palette.
  3. Decorative style.
  4. Base and foot of the item.
  5. Glazed finish.
  6. Clay.
  7. Signs of ageing.
  8. Any marks on the item.

How do I identify my vase?

Check the Bottom Gently flip the vase over so you are looking directly at its bottom, and scan for distinctive signatures or logos. Such marks often include the name of the company that manufactured the vase, as well as the name of its designer or artist.

How do you identify Chinese export porcelain?

1) The vast majority of Chinese porcelain is unmarked. If a piece is signed, it is likely a reproduction. (A marking of ‘China’ indicates a date of 1890-1915 and ‘Made in China’ indicates one later than 1915). 2) Chinese porcelain is known for its bright white and smooth appearance.

Are there different types of porcelain?

The three main types of porcelain are true, or hard-paste, porcelain; artificial, or soft-paste, porcelain; and bone china.

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