Context. The porcelain is a large moon flat vase, from a private collection. The calligraphy is located inside a white rectangle, parallel to the mouth lip. The calligraphy is formed by 6 blue characters. I am sure that I correctly identified 5 of them. I am not sure of characters number 5 and 6, on the left sideCharacters ordered. I am not sure if due to the period of time they were made should they be read as they are 究旱徳宣明大, or in the modern way: 大明宣徳旱究. May be is a Ming Dynasty period vase. Please find attached some pictures and information.Six blues characters numbered 1 to 6 from right to left

Large Moon Flat Vase Main View

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It's 大明宣德年制(製) meaning "made in the years of 宣德 of the Ming dynasty".

  • Is what I read exactly. Feb 27, 2022 at 7:24
  • if it is really 大明宣德年制(製), oh boy, that's a lot of money Feb 28, 2022 at 15:14

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