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A small underglazed red/blue

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« on: September 19, 2018, 09:45:02 pm »

This is a 45mm tall porcelain.

I am stumped by the Chinese character. 溝 means "ditch" or maybe "aqueduct." But, unless this is "number 2 entrance to an aqueduct," I have no idea to what this refers. If there is a Chinese reader here, I'd appreciate the reference.

Mid 1800's?

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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2018, 10:09:10 pm »

Dear Stew,

Don’t try to make sense out of the Chinese characters because they simply don’t. Upon a search on Google, I found that 二里溝 (Er Li Gou) simply refers to a place in Beijing that’s still named that way today. The literal meaning of the name is “Two Lane Ditch”. Simply that. As far as I understand, “lane” could refer to a neighborhood as many ancient residential settlements in Beijing used to be established around or along some kind of lanes.

I’ll let others date your bottle as I’m not an expert in porcelain bottles.

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