Certain chinese porcelain patterns were for the people, and some were exclusively Imperial. The 5 claw dragon was reserved for the Emperor.This style of dragon is on authenticated (see last photo) Ming Dynasty porcelain. In the Xuande period, the cobalt blue'Samarra Blue' was imported from Persia, but in this early stage of experimentation it would break through the glaze and go black and bubble. This piece has this feature (see dragon head photo for close up). The white is very toothpaste white as is correct to Xuande period porcelain. Touches of red showing in the unglazed foot is a sign of Xuande period porcelain. Xuande kilns were incredibly high firing, and the iron in the porcelain would melt out and oxidize. You look for the black dots and firing splits to spot antique Chinese porcelain.
However, this was just in wares for the people. Imperial pieces were flawless, as this piece is, and looked like modern porcelain today. Xuande mark is on the neck of the vase, as is common in the period. No conclusive statements are being made here. Admittedly there are fakes in all areas of the antiquities business.A large heavy statement piece. Pieces that are sent tracked are non refundable as it is proof of dispatch and it is the courier that is culpable. Breakages are non refundable as Items are packed carefully to protect them and it will be the courier that is culpable. Colour may vary slightly depending on lighting conditions and monitor settings. Though the best effort has been made to be exact. Please research and calculate for your country. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Porcelain". The seller is "thehighpalace" and is located in this country: GB.
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