Blue and white porcelain box with chinese hallmark

Sep 05, 2020. 05:27 UTC
Blue and white porcelain box with Chinese hallmark
rhonda
United States of America

Acquired from
Gallery/Dealer

For sale
Yes
Description

This is a blue and white box with a lid and a maker's mark on the underside of the lid. It measures 5 inches wide, 3 inches deep and 2.5 inches high

Provenance

Found at antique store that was closing.

Answered within 3 days
Sep 08, 14:22 UTC
By s.k. Breider

Fair Market Value

$20 - $30 USD

Insurance Value

$50 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Rhonda,

You have Chinese porcelain lidded box made second half 20th century. Unfortunately it is not an antique. It is hand painted though; many of the later production is transfer printed. The Chienlung mark ( Emperor from 1735 until1796 ) seems stamped or printed. 97% of all Chinese hallmarks on Chinese porcelain are not representing the period it is made. Mostly they used it for quality reasons or to honor the old emperor but also just beacuse with stamp it sells better. Your box has unfortunately little value..

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