How can you tell if a tea cup is antique?

Check the glaze of the tea cup:
Due to the different glaze composition and firing conditions of porcelain fired in different times, the texture and glaze color of the fired utensils are different, which has become one of the important bases for us to identify antique porcelain. It is to see the characteristics of several aspects such as the thickness, luster and bubble and density of antique porcelain enamel. For example, the so-called baoguang of old China refers to the oily luster that can be seen from a meter away, and the luster contains oil. The new China is plain luster, without oil; A lot of antique porcelain after processing, can also see "oil", but careful observation will find unnatural luster.

Check the knowledge of the tea cup:
Identification indicates the time, maker and kiln mouth of a piece of porcelain, and is also one of the bases for identifying ancient porcelain. Different times, the method, style and style of writing, as well as the parts of the book are different. For example, the Ming and Qing dynasties antique porcelain is mostly blue and white, if you look at it with a magnifying glass, you will find that it is mostly deep sinking, which is a characteristic that is difficult to imitate in later generations. Daoguang after the word pan-green is scattered huan, and light float.

Check the grouting technology of tea cup:
If a style for the Qing Dynasty kangxi year, the use of grouting technology, then it can be determined to be an imitation. This is because grouting technology was not developed until 1949.

Check the ornamentation of tea cup:
The patterns on the porcelain are engraved with distinctive characteristics of The Times. For example, there was no black color in chenghua color drawing. At that time, red and ochre were used to depict outline lines in addition to blue lines drawn with underglaze cobalt. For example, the patterns of blue and white porcelain in yuan dynasty are as few as three or four layers, and as many as seven or eight layers. These different characteristics provide valuable clues for us to judge the age of porcelain.