Chinese antique piece

Nov 24, 2020. 21:15 UTC
Chinese Antique Piece
Ruth
United States of America

Category
Chinese antiques

Acquired from
Auction House

For sale
Maybe
Description

I'm looking to get this piece appraised and dated. Need to know how old it is and who made it.

Provenance

none

Answered within 4 days
Nov 28, 12:26 UTC
By s.k. Breider

Fair Market Value

$350 - $433 USD

Insurance Value

$783 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Ruth,

You have a Chinese censer in Sancai color scheme. Sancai means three colors but also a fourth color is possible. Sancai can go back to Tang Dynasty when only these colors were ''invented'' on pottery and others not. Tang dynasty = around 900 AD. Your censer is made late 19th century. It is made for export and therefor the addition CHINA is added. Chinese characters is the hallmark of emperor Yongzheng ( 1723-1735 ) but it is not made in that period. It is common practice to use older marks on pieces to honor the old emperors or just say that it is a piece of good quality. Your censer is appealing for quite a big group of potential buyers. I believe if it came to auction it would fetch a price around the estimate. Piece must be in good condition ( no gluet parts, cracks or chips ) to get that sort of price.

Ruth mastropasqua Nov 28, 13:25 UTC

Wow, thank you so much! You guys are the best!

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