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Subject:Artist signature translation
Posted By: Shauna Montoya Wed, Nov 14, 2018 IP: 2607:fb90:f34:7233:3

Hello I am trying to translate the signature on this painting for a friend can anyone help with information on this painting. Photo is attached. It is silver shibayama tiger dragon . At information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Subject:Re: Artist signature translation
Posted By: I.Nagy Thu, Nov 15, 2018

芝山 - Shibayama
芝山 - Shibayama

It is not an artist`s name, but a generic name for a kind of carved, shell inlayed lacquer ware. The technique was invented by a certain Onoki Senzō  from Shibayama, Shimosō Province. Shibayama lacquer ware was exported in large quantities during the Meiji era.

With regards,
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