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Subject:Bronze vases, signed
Posted By: Sally Wed, Feb 20, 2019 IP:

Hi , this pair of vases are about 11 cm tall. Can anyone please translate the characters on the base and suggest an approximate age?

Subject:Re: Bronze vases, signed
Posted By: I.Nagy Sun, Mar 03, 2019

Bottom mark,
宗甫 - Sōho
In Japanese this type of copper ware is called karagane (Tang copper). Alloy of copper and lead. It has a brown color and changes black as time passes.
On Japanese Yahoo sites there are a few dozen of Sōho marked copper articles available without more detailed reference to the maker itself. In some cases it is mentioned "Meiji period made" .

With regards,

Subject:Re: Bronze vases, signed
Posted By: Sally Sun, Mar 03, 2019

Thank you , I ll have a look. | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |