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|Re: Help identifying this stone wear Bottle|
Posted By: Bill H
Posted Date: May 27, 2019 (06:01 PM)
I'm leaning toward this attractive bottle being Japanese, based on the female figure's bouffant hairstyle, but since I'm coming at this query as a student of Chinese, I'll give you that slant on characters and meaning.
First & Second Pictures Inscription: 探春 - Pinyin "Tan chun" - "An early spring excursion"; [Seal} "石于"? - "shi yu" - (literally "In stone"?)
Third Picture Inscription: 蘭花 - "Lan hua" - Orchid Flower"; 九五年 - "jiu wu nian" - 95th year" (1895?) - 一月 - "Yi yue" - January (first month) - [Seal] "石于"? - "shi yu" (literally "In stone"?)
Hopefully, others will either validate or repudiate my leanings, and add further context to this piece.