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Fine Guangxu mark and period blue charger with gold dragons. It shows a pair of dragons contending for the pearl of wisdom. Very good blue and glaze, gold very good to the interior; Worn on the exterior. Heavy potting and glazed inside the footrim. Calligraphy of the six character Guangxu reign mark is excellent.
14" diameter and 2.5" high. Good condition with short (1") tight line at the rim, very hard to see under correct light conditions. Displays very well.
Partial Chinese Time Table important to ceramics:
Tang Dynasty AD 618-907
Northern Song 960-1127
Southern Song 1127-1279
Xi Xia 1038-1227
Ming Dynasty 1368-1662
Qing Dynasty imperial reign time table:
Shun-Tze 1644-1661; Kangxi 1662- 1722
Yongzhen 1723-1735; Qianlong 1736-1795
Jiaqing 1796-1820; Daoguang 1821-1850
Xiangfeng 1851-1861; Tongzhi 1862-1874
Guangxu 1875-1908; Xuantong 1909-1911
Early Republic of China 1911-1949