Certain chinese porcelain patterns were for the people, and some were exclusively Imperial. The 5 claw dragon was reserved for the Emperor. A porcelain specialist looks for certain things, because the Chinese painters were real artists.
The artwork has a loose movement to it, and not static and awkward. The brush strokes have been done with a flourish, confidently.
Finished with a little flick, not meeting neatly, uncontrived, giving energy and style. Also the artwork is not a'mess'. By that I mean'unbalanced'. Look at the spacing, the gaps of white between the blue are the same size.It does not offend the eye, it is easy and pleasant to look at. It has been done with an artist's eye. A small area of possible heap and pile (See 2nd photo) which is a feature of Xuande period porcelain. The imported cobalt blue from Persia would break through the glaze and go black and bubble. Touches of red showing in the unglazed foot is a sign of Xuande period porcelain. Xuande kilns were incredibly high firing, and the iron in the porcelain would melt out and oxidize. You will see at the base of this piece (See 5th 6th and 7th photo) potentially the slight iron oxide line between the glaze and the unglazed foot. Apparently this is what you are looking for.
Also, notice (See 7th photo) the bubbling at the bottom of the glaze, which is period correct. You look for the black dots and firing splits to spot antique Chinese porcelain. However, this was just in wares for the people.
Imperial pieces were flawless, as this piece is, and looked like modern porcelain today. A common mistake is that the double ring mark on Chinese porcelain is just Kangxi period. The double rings were also used in the Xuande period.
Date marks for the people were rougher, (See 4th photo) Imperial marks were neat and fine, like on this piece. Zoom in on the date mark and you will see that it is not a stamp, but a finely hand painted Xuande mark by the darkness of the beginning of each brush stroke, then going lighter. You will not see a finer Xuande mark than this. No provenance with this piece, but found in a well-to-do village fair and had been missed.However, there is no intent to deceive. If it's right, it can be hundreds of thousands, or more.
But priced so as to not just give it away. Recently this listing has been removed (Apologies) as the general consensus is now leaning towards it being right. So the price has had to be adjusted to protect myself. Colours may vary slightly due to monitor settings and lighting conditions.
This is a legitimate listing. Breakages are non refundable as pieces are packed carefully and it will be the courier that is culpable.Please research and calculate for your country. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Porcelain". The seller is "thehighpalace" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.