Subject:Re: Japanese Vase Nippon Hallmark/Signature HELP
Posted By: Martin Michels Mon, Nov 25, 2019
Stamped "Kinkozan 錦光山 Zo 造" mark, where the 3rd Kanji "zan" 山 (= yama = mountain) is replaced by a picture of 3 mountains on a row, not unusual on Kinkozan marks.
See 1st picture with normal 3rd Kanji.
The fact that it's also marked "Nippon" means the mark is from before 1921, I guess somewhere between 1900-1920.
Between 1891 and 1921 pieces for export to the US must have the country of origin on it (McKinley Tariff Act). After 1921 "Made in" was also needed, so this same mark exists with "Made in Japan".
See 2nd picture.