Start Dating canton porcelain

Dating canton porcelain

So these Late Qing and Republic aged porcelains have another very important attribute.

(An update to this marks overview for May 2014 is now complete.

All new marks are in the proper alphabetical order but the text will be red and in italics for a short time so as to highlight the newly added marks.

Hallmarks and commendations were still reasonably common, but the commendations moved location from the base of the porcelains to the written inscriptions on the sides of the porcelains in the Late Qing and Republic eras.

Below, I will list almost 400 different marks from this era, and I am sure there are many more.

This is a great study which will be the ultimate work on the subject for many years to come.

It is as complete as the available documentation at present makes possible; it is concise, well organized and the subject is researched with great thoroughness. Van Dyke is professor of history at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou and author of The Canton Trade: Life and Enterprise on the China Coast 1700–1845 (2005) and Merchants of Canton and Macao: Politics and Strategies in Eighteenth-Century Chinese Trade (2011).

Some marks were used to commemorate a very special event, and some were simply date marks.