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Subject:Need help translating Japanese mark on bronze vase
Posted By: Roger Sat, May 01, 2021 IP: 2601:281:c202:b68a:6

Hi again,
Sorry for the multiple requests for help. I'd appreciate help on identifying the mark on the base of this large (very heavy) Japanese bronze urn / vase. Thanks much!







Subject:Re: Need help translating Japanese mark on bronze vase
Posted By: I.Nagy Sun, May 02, 2021

宗甫 - Sōho

Nakao Sōho 中尾宗甫
Metal artist, maker of Buddhist altar fittings, censers etc.,was active from late Meiji to Taishō era.

With regards,
I.Nagy

Subject:Re: Need help translating Japanese mark on bronze vase
Posted By: Roger Tue, May 04, 2021

Thank you I.Nagy! As always your information is very helpful!


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