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Subject:Bronze Vase
Posted By: Susan Sun, Jun 30, 2019 IP: 2600:8802:5902:a410:

Hi, does anybody know anything about this vase or the inscription? Thank you for any information!

Subject:Re: Bronze Vase
Posted By: John Mon, Jul 01, 2019

Can't help with the mark but I have an identical Japanese vase with the same mark that I bought at an estate auction in 1985. It's 13 3/4 inches tall. An appraiser in San Francisco dated it about 1890. Appraisal back then was $600 but who knows today.

Subject:Re: Bronze Vase
Posted By: Susan Tue, Jul 02, 2019

Thank you so much for the information, John. Much appreciated.

Subject:Re: Bronze Vase
Posted By: Bill H Tue, Jul 02, 2019

The mark appears to read 義疋 in kanji characters. However, 疋 appears to be a variant of 匹. When combined with either of the latter variants, the two characters appear to have a pronunciation of "Yoshiki", but this is the online "RomanjiDesu" machine translation, and I have no idea if it is relevant in this instance. I couldn't find anyone or anyplace connected with Japanese bronze when checking the name via Google.

Good luck,

Bill H.

Subject:Re: Bronze Vase
Posted By: John Tue, Jul 02, 2019

You made me curious. I have another vase with the same mark. It’s a little smaller, 10 3/4 inches tall. A previous owner valued it enough to carve a social security number into the base. I hadn’t paid attention to the marks before and didn’t realize they were the same; but would also appreciate knowing if anyone can identify.

Subject:Re: Bronze Vase
Posted By: Tom Tue, Jul 09, 2019

Yoshimasa mark late XIX early XX century | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |