Subject:Weird Inlay Mark on Scroll-Form Stand
Posted By: TKNZ Fri, Oct 25, 2019 IP: 126.96.36.199
I recently picked up 3 scroll form wood stands from an opshop, one of which was inlaid. On the inlaid one, which is about 195 x 88 x 25mm in size, after getting it home and into better light I noticed that there was a very small inlaid mark on the bottom reading either 十二 or 二十 (the lengths of the lines on the 2 were too similar in length for me to differentiate). Does anyone have an idea of what this mark might mean? I wondered if it might be the number of whatever worker made it, or a size for the stand, or some sort of year identifier...
If anyone has any insight I'd be happy to hear it! Likewise, if anyone's keen to see photos of the other two stands (they're quite different in style), let me know and I'll post them.