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Subject:Translating a japanese Bronze Vase mark
Posted By: Tam Mon, Jan 20, 2020 IP:

Hi, Can anyone translate this mark for me please?
I believe this one from 19th century.

Subject:Re: Translating a japanese Bronze Vase mark
Posted By: I.Nagy Sun, Jan 26, 2020

大明製 鵲曰治榮届本
Made under the reign of the Great Ming Dynasty
Magpie* says "The conduct of state prosperity is the basic"

*Magpie is considered to be a clever bird in China

A maxim from Confucius with slight alteration.

The vase despite of the Chinese reign mark
rather looks Japanese.

With regards,
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