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Subject:Large Bronze Koro
Posted By: Alex Tue, Jul 16, 2019 IP:

Hello, I would be grateful if someone could help me to translate this nine character seal found under a large bronze koro? many thanks

Subject:Re: Large Bronze Koro
Posted By: I.Nagy Wed, Jul 17, 2019

Mark reads,
大日本文政年整珉鑄 - Dai-Nihon Bunsei-nen* Seimin-chu* - Great Japan Bunsei Era Casted by Seimin

Bunsei era: 1818-1830
Seimin: Murata Seimin, 1st gen. (1818-1837), late Edo era bronze artist
I think this koro is a later Meiji period casting by the 3rd gen. Seimin.

With regards,
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