Black bowl with wanly signature on bottom

Dec 12, 2018. 04:10 UTC
BLACK BOWL WITH WANLY SIGNATURE ON BOTTOM
DJORDJE
United States of America

Category
Chinese antiques

Acquired from
Auction House

For sale
Yes
Description

7 3/4" LONG 3 1/2" TALL 3" LONG ON BOTTOM OLD SIGNATURE

Provenance

AUCTION IN CHICAGO

Answered within 2 days
Dec 14, 06:02 UTC
By Klaus

Fair Market Value

$300 - $400 USD

Insurance Value

$700 USD
What does this mean?

Thank you for submitting your item for appraisal. This appears to be a chinese porcelain bowl with mirror black glaze, signed with a six character Da Ming Wanli Nian Zhi mark in a double circle. Both in the Kangxi and Guangxu era such high quality wujin glaze porcelains were made. Due to the perfect condition I would assume that this is a piece of the late Qing Dynasty around 1900. The estimate is based on similar items sold at auction.

S.k. breider Jul 01, 06:46 UTC

Dear Djorjdje,

I was asked to see into your complaint about this bowl and the horse on stand. Its a pleasure to help you out.

My opinion on the black Wanli marked bowl is more or less the same as the previous appraisal. Its not from the date it is marked. I believe its a 20th ( late ) bowl. I know these well marked, well marked are doing well in recent market. I think your bowl will fetch between 200 and 300 dollar.

As for the horse statue on foot. If you want to be sure what type of Ivory is used add some detailed pictures of the Ivory structure if you can. If a picture is difficult you can also examine yourself by visiting this website and check the Schreger lines:

https://makezine.com/2012/03/29/how-to-tell-mammoth-ivory-from-elephant-ivory/

I expect it to be an ivory carving but my colleague can we right as the color seems a little yellowish.
I agree the carving is ( too ) late to sell the item freely in the the market due to CITES issues. Also carving ie quite mediocre done to be honest. Still if you would sell it directly in a non public place, wich we will NOT recommend, the price-tag will be around 100 - 125 euro. There is alway's a market for Chinese Ivory pieces.

I hope this clears things up. Feel free to drop a line if you have more questions.

Regards,

Simon Breider

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