Subject:Re: Unsual Famille Noire Vase - Can Anyone Help??
Posted By: Martin Michels Tue, Feb 26, 2019
The signature under your vase is not a Chinese reign mark, but Japanese. On the right it reads: Dai 大 Nippon 日本 (= Great Japan). The 2 characters next to that are unreadable to me, just like the impressed mark.
The 3 characters under Dai Nippon are Ko (or Hikari) 光 ?? Zo 造 (= made by Ko??).
Perhaps one of the more experienced translators of this forum can fill in the blanks?
Handwritten Dai Nippon marks together with the artist’s signature date to the Meiji Period (1868-1911), reflecting the greatly increased nationalism of that period (source: Gotheborg.com)