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CERAMIC ART INVESTMENT

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WHERE TO ACQUIRE

   Buying in China

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AUTHENTICATION

   Rust Spots

   Glaze Deterioration

   Embedded Materials

   Glaze Contractions

   Hairline Cracks

   Over-Glaze Degradation

   Shape Distortion

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 Chalre Collection

 

The focus of The Chalre Collection is Chinese and Asian Tradeware Ceramics -- in other words, Ceramics that were traded throughout Asia.  Tradeware Ceramics (Porcelain, Stoneware and Earthenware) tell the story of how the peoples of Asia forged social and commercial ties with each other during ancient times. 

 

The Ceramic Art collection of Chalre Associates came about through the efforts of the firm's principals, Rebecca Bustamante and Richard Mills.  It is their intention that a significant portion of The Chalre Collection become property of a museum foundation or other public body in the future. 

 

In creating the collection, major recognition must be given to Jose (Joe) Yusef Makmak for his considerable support and friendship.  Our thoughts are with Joe, formerly a prominent ceramic antiquities dealer in Philippines, who passed away in 2008.   

  

 


 

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How to Authenticate Chinese Porcelain

 Authenticating Chinese Ceramics

 

PRINCIPLES OF COLLECTING ASIAN CERAMICS:

Ming Reign Marks on 

Chinese Porcelain

 

 
Inscriptions of various kinds were often painted on Chinese Porcelain.  The useful practice of painting reign marks was only common during the eras of the Ming (1368 - 1644) and the Qing (1644 - 1911) dynasties.  The marks tell us who was the emperor when the Porcelain was produced.   

 

Reign marks were usually painted in cobalt blue on the base of the piece but can also be on the neck or the main body.  The marks were usually written in ordinary Chinese script.  However, during the Qing dynasty seal marks were often used instead.  

 

The presence of a painted reign mark does not mean a piece is authentic -- any Chinese high school student can paint characters in their own language.  However, the markings can help to confirm other indications of date.  

 

 

Ming Dynasty Reign Marks

 

Yongle Mark on Ming Dynasty Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Yongle Mark on Ming Dynasty Chinese Blue and White Porcelain
Xuande Mark on Ming Dynasty Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Chenghua Mark on Ming Dynasty Chinese Blue and White Porcelain
HongZhi Mark on Ming Dynasty Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Zhengde Mark on Ming Dynasty Chinese Blue and White Porcelain
JiaJing Mark on Ming Dynasty Chinese Blue and White Porcelain LongQing Mark on Ming Dynasty Chinese Blue and White Porcelain
Wanli Mark on Ming Dynasty Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Tianqi Mark on Ming Dynasty Chinese Blue and White Porcelain

 

 

 

 

  


  

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