Is This An Japanese Artist Mark?

by Steve
(Sulphur Springs,Tx USA)

Is This An Japanese Artist Mark? Query

Is This An Japanese Artist Mark? Query

Is This An Japanese Artist Mark? Query:- This mark is on a Japanese vase that I've owned for many years.The red ink leads me to think occupied Japan but have also been told that this could be a studio piece.

Any info would be very helpful....



Reply from Peter (admin) below - just scroll down


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Reply by Peter (admin)

To:- Is This An Japanese Artist Mark? Query

Hi Steve

Thanks for your submission.

It would have been great to see a picture of the vase also. May I take this opportunity to gently remind visitors that they need to upload photos of the mark and the piece to accompany their submission. This really helps us to give you the fullest possible answer in this public forum. Thanks.....

Getting back to the query, I'm afraid oriental wares are very much a specialist area and outside my field of knowledge, so let's hope that a passing oriental ware specialist leaves a comment below. Scroll down to see if we have been lucky!

You could also try, who specialise in oriental marks.

Hope this helps.

Best regards,

Peter (admin)

p.s. The following page is a 'must see' if you are researching fine china - for value and identification:-

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Pottery Mark Meaning - 'Shiramine' (a family name) in Japanese
by: peterp

The mark, which is upside down, by the way, seems to be Shiramine, in Japanese. This is a common family name and place name. Do not know more, but further research could start from here.

Peter P

Artists Mark
by: Anonymous

yes, it is upside down, but there are three Kanji characters there which are probably Chinese as they are reading from bottom to top... meaning

印 = seal
乃 = 's
元 = the artists name is 元

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