Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Qing Dynasty Imperial Porcelain

Today I will share a piece of rare antique that once possibly 
sat on the Imperial Banquet Tables during the rein of
Qing Dynasty in China (Year 1644 - 1912). 
I am always admiring it and wondered if Empress Dowager 
had seen it by any chance. Now it sits prominently at my home 
inside the glass shelf.

This is part of the contents inside my other blog.





I placed it on this antique side table just for the simple photography.
The table itself was shipped in from Henan Province. It once
graced someone's house in China where they placed the 
 auspicious 3 Fook, Lok, Sau statues on it.




 Can you guess what this piece of Chinese Porcelain was used for?
The answer would be revealed next week.




Beneath the porcelain piece shows the seal
of it being made during the reign of
Emperor Qianlong - Qing Dynasty
(25 September 1711 – 7 February 1799)

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Please feel free to leave any comments there
whether you like or dislike anything you see.
I have not finished updating that blog
yet as I have too many junk pieces that
need to be unpacked from boxes.


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48 comments:

  1. I can't be sure, but is it something they use to serve soup? Looks like it based on all those China drama series that I watched..

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    1. I must pay more attention when I watch the China drama series next time.

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  2. It's a beautiful piece of antique. I am not a fan of antiques as I find them spooky (sorry!) but this one is very colorful and very pleasing to the eye.

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    1. Yes I think this is the best and beautiful piece I have right now. It is okay that you find them spooky as they don't look friendly like all your kitchen wares.

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  3. very nice and well kept piece of antique, wonder what is it used for during ancient time.

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    1. I would give the answer next week. I keep them all well and out of bounds to anyone.

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  4. For Majesty to store his urine . Urine Pot.
    or for his Majesty to puke his phlegm. Phlegm Pot.
    or for his Majesty to wash his face. Face washing basin.

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    1. You kidding me. It is too small to do that.

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  5. On Banquet Table.
    Probably to put King's Food leftovers like bones.
    Side Plate/"Bowl" for King's "Sisa Makanan".

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    1. Oh that is funny man. I thought they spat on the floor!

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  6. Is your gua number 5 ? or 2 ?

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    1. How to check my gua number??? I like number 8. Very fatt lah!!!!

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  7. i heard that normally this kind of vase got spirit one, not sure real or not.

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    1. I am not sure about this but there is always a way to "cleanse and purify" them.
      If there is one lingering, I would ask the spirit to find you okay. Give me your address please!!

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  8. Antiques absorb energy of previous owners.
    Those with third eye, yin-yang eye, or who can feel "out-of-of this-world" or spirits - can feel their presence.
    Our TW518 here, is kind and treat people, historical pieces and spirits with respect, likewise spirits (Xian ren) will also treat him with kindness and respect. He's providing home and shelter for them.

    TW518 must be someone high status and power from his previous life, from Qing Dynasty, who knows how to admire and love antiques.

    Unless masterpieces are totally new, stored inside warehouse, unopened with packaging, then there's no heaven, earth, man linkage yet. No spook and eerie but also not upgrade as antique.

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    1. Thank you my dear friend for the very kind words. I was truly amazed by your sound knowledge and wish to ask you further questions. I would sincerely appreciate if you could kindly email me so that I could reply. Many thanks & have a good day.

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  9. If you ask me to guess, I think it looks like those stuff to put kuih (kao tim) for the empress and her guests while chit-chatting about conspiracies and politics and maybe plotting to fitnah some pretty young sweet concubines, teehee..

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    1. You are always honest and funny to make me laugh! I believe you that the old wicked Empresses always fitnah the poor concubines and threw them into wells & chimneys of the roof tops! So cruel.

      So you thought the antique is bekas kuih...! Hmmmm... Hee hee.

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  10. Good evening TM, the weather here is hot, sweating liao...

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    1. Good Afternoon Zumba Queen.
      I suggest that you go swimming in iced waters.

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    1. You might need to drink Virgin Olive Oil to grease your brains.

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    1. OMG! So expensive looking antique to collect spits!

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  13. I have no idea what it is use for leh. Could it be a bowl for some sort of soup

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    1. In fact we could use it for anything. Grow plants, ash tray and spitoon!

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  14. Placed on a table where there used to put fok lok sau. That must be something special leh. Some more graced imperial banquet table

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    1. It was just for photo shoot sessions instead of placing it on the floor.
      Mana ada kelas??

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  15. Thambee wonders where did Anay get this piece of antique from?? it's back in the age of the Qing Dynasty, the last emperial dynasty of China!! wow, is that very expensive and Anay gotta set up infrared fencing around to protect it from theft??

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    1. Of course this gem came from China, from the past lives to this life! LOL
      I go to sleep with it, so it is safe.

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  16. yeah, it's printed Qing Qianlong at the bottom of the porcelain, Thambee can only read three words out of six.. two of the words most probably tell us from which place this porcelain was made.. if Thambee could read that two words, for sure I could impress Anay, hehehe~~

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    1. SK I think the ancient characters could well be 大清乾隆年制 =) made during the reign of emperor qian long.

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    2. Wow! You guys are brilliant and could read them. My colleagues who studied 11 years in Chinese schools do not even know how to read a word. Tsk! Tsk!

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  17. yeah, we never know.. maybe this porcelain came from the palace and used by the concubines of the emperor, or maybe the eunuchs, or maybe the maids of the concubines, or even the empresses and emperors!! did Anay bring this porcelain to some antique experts or scholars to verify??

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    1. No need to get the experts and scholars to verify as Anay himself is an expert.
      It never belonged or used by the palace lah. It was rumored to be made during the reign of Emperor Qianlong and could be owned by any Tom, Dick & Harry.

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  18. so what could this be?? something for soup to be served to the royal family?? something for phlegm?? or just some kind of storage for the ladies back then?? but with such a long history and still so well kept, would there also be many souls and spirits attached to the porcelain?? ooopsss, my CB mouth talk about such thing in the 7th lunar calendar month pulak!!! piak~~

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    1. Adoooi! Phiak this Thambee's kari pap hair flat like pancakes.
      How to store phlegm?? So geli lah Sherman Khan..
      So you thought it was a soup bowl. Where is the bowl and how to scoop
      to dink it??

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  19. This piece of antique must be worth a fortune. I think it is used to store cremation ashes.

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    1. Muahahahaha! Those urns for cremation ashes are different shape.

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  20. Twilight man... I think it might be chinese ancient incense burner - correct me if i am wrong =)

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    1. Wow!!! Your eyes are sharp. Please see results next week.

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  21. The seal is original - twilight man should take more pictures from different angles. I would love to see it more closely =O

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    1. Yes. I will snap photos 360 degrees and closer for next week's post.

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    1. It would be nice to display a comb of Pisang Emas for the Empress Dowager.
      Muahahaha

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  23. Read your other blog... so you are an expert on antiques!
    Soup tureen?

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    1. The results will be out next week.
      Do you have any unwanted antiques to donate??

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  24. That looks unique and impressive with date back! From the holes on the lid I guess it should store something steamy.

    Will check the other later :)

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