Bronze vase from ming period?
Posted 20 September 2009 - 06:23 PM
Posted 20 September 2009 - 06:39 PM
The second picture starting from the right, top to bottom, means the head (tip) of a pen (or I guess brush in this case) doesn't stop, and the middle line is apparently a phrase referring to scholars who keep writing. Someone else I'm sure can give you a better idea and correct whatever mistakes I've made. My wife thought the whole section might be a stamp placed on it after it was made. The two characters on the right side of the square seal in the second picture means Weiyang, a city or district name. The top character on the left is Wang (King) and my wife couldn't read the last one.
I didn't ask about the third picture. Hope this helps.
I'm just speculating here, but it might be a case intended to hold documents of some kind. Anyone know?
Here is some basic info on the Xuande emperor: http://en.wikipedia..../Xuande_Emperor
Edited by JohnD, 20 September 2009 - 07:11 PM.
Posted 22 August 2011 - 07:56 PM
The third character in the first picture (middle, bottom) is written as it would today in common Chinese. But, actually, since the Ming dynasty this character has always been written without the horizontal stroke (in the middle of the character).
Any antiques having the stroke are fakes, this is valid for other antique items too.
Even censers made nowadays often use the Ming Xuande mark, and many go without that stroke.
Posted 30 September 2012 - 08:50 PM
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