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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

by williammimi70 » May 2nd 17 7:33 am

victoria3 wrote:
williammimi70 wrote:
victoria3 wrote: Wow William they are both beautiful. We need to come and visit you for a tea tasting :D That cup has perfect form to drink from and the glaze is very special. The form on the pot is also stunning.
Hi Victoria
When you guys are in the Uk come and visit
:D
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Very generous thank you. I use the Royal we, as in all of us teachatters whose tea ware addiction your posts are feeding into :D
The invitation is for everyone in the Royal We :D

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

by William » May 2nd 17 10:01 am

williammimi70 wrote:
The invitation is for everyone in the Royal We :D
:lol:

So generous!

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

by Bok » May 2nd 17 3:13 pm

williammimi70 wrote:
victoria3 wrote: Wow William they are both beautiful. We need to come and visit you for a tea tasting :D That cup has perfect form to drink from and the glaze is very special. The form on the pot is also stunning.
Hi Victoria
When you guys are in the Uk come and visit
:D
Toan
I got a hunch you must be somewhere in Europe, it is rare to find this many genuine Asian antiques in Asia itself nowadys, too many fakes and too many very rich Asians which get to them first :mrgreen:

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

by williammimi70 » May 5th 17 4:35 am

Bok wrote:
williammimi70 wrote:
victoria3 wrote: Wow William they are both beautiful. We need to come and visit you for a tea tasting :D That cup has perfect form to drink from and the glaze is very special. The form on the pot is also stunning.
Hi Victoria
When you guys are in the Uk come and visit
:D
Toan
I got a hunch you must be somewhere in Europe, it is rare to find this many genuine Asian antiques in Asia itself nowadys, too many fakes and too many very rich Asians which get to them first :mrgreen:
I think you are right
Last time I went to Vietnam a lot of antique shops were selling fakes

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

by Bok » May 22nd 17 3:26 am

Went to browse the antique shops on the weekend. Found me some Qing dynasty Douqing tea cups. I get terribly bored by blue white cups so I was very happy to stumble upon those!

Though still easy enough to find those green ones are a tad more rare especially in the normal cup size. Most I have frequently seen are little wine cups, barely a sip. Not enough for a thirsty person like me.

Not cheap this time, but still cheaper than what eot is selling ;)
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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

by Bok » May 22nd 17 5:15 am

One thing I noted on the top cup inside and on other cups I bought is that dotted little circle, on other cups it looks like Chinese characters. Always on the inside.

Anyone a clue what is up with that?

Also in regards what was said in other related threads: this kind of low level everyday ware is easier to find in Asia. When it comes to pristine condition antiques the chance of an original are higher in Europe.

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

by williammimi70 » May 22nd 17 6:09 am

Bok wrote: One thing I noted on the top cup inside and on other cups I bought is that dotted little circle, on other cups it looks like Chinese characters. Always on the inside.

Anyone a clue what is up with that?

Also in regards what was said in other related threads: this kind of low level everyday ware is easier to find in Asia. When it comes to pristine condition antiques the chance of an original are higher in Europe.
Lovely teacups

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

by williammimi70 » May 22nd 17 6:16 am

This cup is no longer mine as I donated to a museum in Vietnam
Still got these photos to share with you guys
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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

by williammimi70 » May 22nd 17 8:16 am

williammimi70 wrote:
Bok wrote: One thing I noted on the top cup inside and on other cups I bought is that dotted little circle, on other cups it looks like Chinese characters. Always on the inside.

Anyone a clue what is up with that?

Also in regards what was said in other related threads: this kind of low level everyday ware is easier to find in Asia. When it comes to pristine condition antiques the chance of an original are higher in Europe.
Lovely teacups
Possibly the potters put their marks onto these ( some are illiterate so used symbols) so they can get paid ?

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

by Bok » May 22nd 17 9:20 am

williammimi70 wrote:
williammimi70 wrote:
Bok wrote: One thing I noted on the top cup inside and on other cups I bought is that dotted little circle, on other cups it looks like Chinese characters. Always on the inside.

Anyone a clue what is up with that?

Also in regards what was said in other related threads: this kind of low level everyday ware is easier to find in Asia. When it comes to pristine condition antiques the chance of an original are higher in Europe.
Lovely teacups
Possibly the potters put their marks onto these ( some are illiterate so used symbols) so they can get paid ?
Could be. The weird thing about it is how it is engraved, all made up of tiny dots.

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

by williammimi70 » May 22nd 17 9:24 am

Bok wrote:
williammimi70 wrote:
williammimi70 wrote:
Bok wrote: One thing I noted on the top cup inside and on other cups I bought is that dotted little circle, on other cups it looks like Chinese characters. Always on the inside.

Anyone a clue what is up with that?

Also in regards what was said in other related threads: this kind of low level everyday ware is easier to find in Asia. When it comes to pristine condition antiques the chance of an original are higher in Europe.
Lovely teacups
Possibly the potters put their marks onto these ( some are illiterate so used symbols) so they can get paid ?
Could be. The weird thing about it is how it is engraved, all made up of tiny dots.
I heard it from somewhere that because they were expensive to buy ; at times of celebration the villagers borrowed from each other's and the owners often engraved their cups, bowls dishes etc to mark ownership

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

by Bok » May 22nd 17 9:41 am

williammimi70 wrote: I heard it from somewhere that because they were expensive to buy ; at times of celebration the villagers borrowed from each other's and the owners often engraved their cups, bowls dishes etc to mark ownership
That is a very interesting theory, cheers for that! Would explain why the signs are overly simple. Need to examine a few of them side by side. Got some small dishes which have some too.

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

by Bok » May 22nd 17 9:44 am

Might also be a good clue to look for to see if an item is genuine. Haven’t seen those marks on any of the fake cups. Usually when you see those shops which have a bunch of cups thrown together, there are 1 or 2 among them, so overall a low percentage (from my personal observations).

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

by williammimi70 » May 22nd 17 10:02 am

Bok wrote: Might also be a good clue to look for to see if an item is genuine. Haven’t seen those marks on any of the fake cups. Usually when you see those shops which have a bunch of cups thrown together, there are 1 or 2 among them, so overall a low percentage (from my personal observations).
Glad I am of some help :D