When I first purchased this little dish, though with a good period Kangzi period seal mark affixed to the base it was simply too fresh, too perfect to be 300+ years old. To look at this little piece what one realizes right away is that this was a piece created by a late Qing/Early Republic period potter done out of respect for the porcelain decorators 250-300 years earlier most likely early Kangzi, mid 17th or earlier….why….the decorator used overglaze enamels including true to period iron rust red, except for the cobalt blue which was underglaze (they had not yet figured out how to do underglaze blue. The six character horizontal seal mark was only used early during the Kangzi period as well. Also the potter did a fabulous job of copying thinly potted and scalloped porcelain, not quite ‘egg shell’ but wonderfully thin.
This little dish is in MINY condition. CAN $225.00