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Subject:Japanese Brass Chataku - marked
Posted By: ramsey Mon, Jul 22, 2019 IP:

From the same estate as the bronze bowl I recently posted - shown is one of three identical tea saucers, seemingly hand crafted. Because previous owner had cleaned difficult to assess the age but would appreciate translation of the mark. Thanks

Subject:Re: Japanese Brass Chataku - marked
Posted By: I.Nagy Wed, Jul 24, 2019

五郎三作 - Gorōsan-saku - Made by Gōrosaburō

Kanaya Gorōsaburō 金谷五郎三郎 
Name of a metal caster family. The fisrt generation started the business in the early 17th c, from 2006 the 15th generation is continuing it.

With regarcs,
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