Subject:Re: Bronze Japanese Vase
Posted By: Guy Mon, Apr 26, 2021
The mark is shown upside down.
It reads 西京 吉田造 or 'Saikyô - Yoshida zô' (made by Yoshida (in) the western capital). Saikyo was during a short period the name for Kyoto at the start of the Meiji period.
The workshop of Yoshida in Kyoto was already active during the early Meiji period, producing bronze jardinières (suiban), vases, gongs and ornaments for both domestic and export markets.
Yoshida's Kyoto bronze ware workshop is well known for producing items of high quality. His work was shown at the 1876 International Exhibition in Philadelphia.