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Most dates in the inscriptions are given as Chinese cyclical dates which are repeated every 60th years. Without a reference to the reigning emperor, it is possible to by mistake move the piece 60 years back or forward in time.
The modernization of China by scholars, teachers and students alike started in late Guangxu period, aroundalong with Dr Sun's revolution. As of January 1, the Gregorian calendar was adopted by the nascent Republic of China for official business.
The status of the Gregorian calendar between about and while China was controlled by several competing warlords is uncertain.
From about until warlords continued to control northern China. Kuomintang who controlled the south of China, probably used the Gregorian calendar.
The 10th of October the Kuomintang declared a reconstituted Republic of China and also decreed that as of 1th January everyone must use the Gregorian calendar.
The earliest example I have so far on the practice of dating porcelain after the Gregorian calendar is from April that very same year,in very small characters. During the Kuomintang period dates also occurs as numbered years of their Republic, fromregarding this as year one.
A date as the 29th year of the Republic as in mark should thus indicate plus 29 years, or When the Communists gained control of mainland China the 1st of Octoberthey simply continued using the Gregorian calendar, but now numbered the years in the Western manner, beginning with Export porcelain 19th century During the 18th to 19th century Chinese market porcelain was rarely dated.
The few exceptions were porcelain ordered for funerals, birthdays or special commemorations.
More common however was western market export porcelain that was ordered by the East India trade officials themselves, for themselves or for their friends and relatives back home. A few examples are given below. Export porcelain rarely or ever have any corresponding reign marks on their bases.
With the signature of countess friherrinnan Anna Mathilda Palbitzki, Half sister of Ulrika Christina Magdalena Silfversparre. Tongzhi period Dated in the calligraphy to Chang Jiang is a district of Jingdezhen but also the river that runs through the city. The artist call himself "the man of the thirty great mountain peaks" and say he have painted the decoration in the style of Ni Yunlin which refers to the Yuan painter Ni Zan.
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