Dating bg porcelain
While a pair of quail, or shuang an, is a homophone for "peace and prosperity" in Chinese.
We do communicate in English, understand German (Sorry we can't help you in Polish, Russian, Italian, Spanish or French This site was started up as a Danish site - with pages dedicated to sale, but also with information about dating Danish porcelain and a lot of images dived after themes like porcelain dogs, horses or the production of a special artist - part of the pages will be in English and with a little guidance and careful reading, you will be able to use even the Danish features.
Additional features of the auction involve a massive pair of huanghuali, a valuable wood in China, hat chests with fine inlay decoration of 17th-18th century, and a rare gold and silver inlaid double-fowl vase originating from Ming dynasty (1368-1644).
The event is one of the four auctions held by Bonhams for Asia Week New York on March 18-20, the others including a sale of Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art and a sale of Fine Japanese and Korean Art.
The bowls bear underglaze-blue marks of six Chinese characters, saying it was made during the reign of Yongzheng emperor (1678-1735).
Chrysanthemums symbolize autumn in ancient China, as the flower blossoms braving cold weather, thus symbolizing fortitude and longevity.