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ClaDriver

Can anyone translate ?

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Can anyone translate this for me?  Thank you

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889

If you'd take the time to provide some context -- just where this appears -- I'm pretty sure you'd have an answer tout de suite.

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Tomsima

I believe this reads 大明宣德年製

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ClaDriver

It appears on the base of a white metal incense burner, but I want to know if it has an English meaning, thanks anyway to all who have replied. Xx

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889

That's correct of course, but if the OP had shown the whole item -- no doubt a bronze something or other -- he'd have gotten a very quick response.

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Tomsima

@ClaDriver just copy and paste the chinese text into Google and take a look. It's a common inscription that marks the year the object dates from. In this case it is the Ming dynasty, but please be aware there are many fakes - it is up to you to judge the authenticity of your object

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889

Anything with this mark bought outside the most assured venues will assuredly be a reproduction. The mark means nothing in terms of dating to the period.

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