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Questions about Call our customer service line at 1-800-ANTIQUES Imperial Kiln Qing Dynasty Tongzhi Hand Painted Famille Rose Buddism Jar Pre1874 "the eight auspicious symbols of buddhism" wheel,endless knot,conch shell, lotus, parasol, a pair of fish, the victory banner and a treasure vase. this fabulous tongzhi restoration period porcelain jar/vase from the manchu qing dynasty tongzhi restoration period, has a hand-decorated design of eight buddhist symbols. in thick "famille rose" ~ which process evolved from the ruancai [soft colors] that led into the yangcai (foreign colors to appeal to europeans) and then the falangcal [name later given famille rose that had colored backgrounds) the red overglaze of all six imperial character marks of the tongzhi period (1862 â 1874) beautiful handpainted antique chinese vase with official imperial marks & export inspection tag as shown in pictures [circa 1862-74] official imperial pottery made by guan porcelain according to contacted sources in china the handpainted imperial marks were fired & then glazed over. some from this period have only 1 mark, better ones have 4 marks and the best have 6 marks. this piece has all 6 identifiable marks ~! emperors from the 16th -19th centuries prized guan ware, some wrote poems in praise and they had the bottoms of guan porcelain vessels inscribed with up to 6 marks. Many after the tonghzi period bear only 4 marks or less, having gone through less of a process and by the early 1900s many were mass copied and have 2 or less symbols- which are placed on finished pottery after passing approval processes subjected to. These marks are wearable and can be worn off with improper cleaning as they are not part of the underglazed processes used during their creation. It is important when cleaning any chinese pottery to not wipe the symbols hard with any cleaning solutions! Only blot with a damp cloth when cleaning the area where the imperial seals have been painted on. excellent used condition i have seen only normal wear and tear for an item that has not been handled much. There are virtually no defects only a small chipon bottom rim that can barely feel and under bright light when looking very closely there are minute scuffs and scratches typical with an older item but barely noticeable. The paint is thicker in some spots than others as it is hand painted. It was overglazed with fine outlining and some of that appears slightly worn or maybe that the artist outlined thinner in some places than others.I only clean it with a soft wet cloth occasionally as needed and rarely with diluted dish detergent on the cloth if it gets too dusty but thats been infrequent in recent years since i got the glass cabinet for it and my other statues. I can send closeups on request of the slight scuffs but they are so slight they may not show in a photo. Its really in excellent condition.When clean it has a nice sheen to it almost glossy but not sharp glossy like newer ones.I tried to capture the glossy in some of the pictures if you look closely to see. i tried to make pictures as clear as possible but my hand shakes a little. The jar is much nicer in person. its features 8 famous buddhist symbol scenes covering circumference of jar/vase with blue dragon-like designs near the fish jumping. it is approximately 7x7 inches . this is glazed to the edges of the opening and inside is glazed. There was no lid. Some similar ones have lids carved of ornate rosewood. i consulted some chinese merchants & friends in china for help in label translation and was told it was at least 141 years [pre1874] or older & from tongzhi period and guan ware, literally means "official" ware it also has a little sticker showing it "passed" when inspected prior to export. the chinese means made during the years of the qing dynasty tongzhi restoration period between 1862-1874 (大æ¸å¹´é´å¶ä½ the identifying marks are handpainted then glazed and located on the bottom certifying this was made between 1862-1874 by official imperial kiln most likely in guan tongzhi 1862-1874 the tongzhi (to rule together a state of order) emperor, born zaichun aisin gioro in april 27, 1856, became emperor at the age of five as the only surviving son of the xianfeng emperor and the noble consort yi(empress dowager cixi). tongzhui was the ninth emperor of the manchu qing dynasty, and the eight qing emperor to rule over china. During his period in practice his mother, the empress dowager cixi, wielded the real power, ruling sitting behind a curtain in the audience hall. Under his reign some attempts to political reforms was made, which are know as the tongzhi restoration. as of 3/31/18 item is still available call or email seller

Item Price : $1500.00