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Posted 1 year ago


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anyone know what manufacture this is? anything about it?

I know it's old, that's about it.

Thanks for your help


Mystery Solved


  1. jwendell222 jwendell222, 1 year ago
    Hi Bob, this is a Japanese vase, made in the Kutani (Nine Valleys) area. The characters, called kanji, are read down as follows: three on the right are
    'Dai Nichi Hon', Great Japan, but off the usual form; the two on the left read Ku Tani, Nine Valleys. The third mark may indicate a kiln. There are hundreds of Kutani kilns, but only something over fifty known as Dai Nichi Hon. The photo you have of the mark is too small and fuzzy to make out the last kanji. If you can post a clear closeup, I may be able to provide more and a possible date range. And maybe not.
    Regards, Jim
  2. jwendell222 jwendell222, 1 year ago
    Hi, downloaded the mark, enhanced and enlarged, still can't make it out, however I don't think it can be associated with a kiln. So the date range without that is very likely 1891 to 1921. Jim
  3. travelmande, 1 year ago
    Jim, thank you for your help.. Is the new picture better?
  4. Stillwater Stillwater, 1 year ago
    The mark is upside down. Lol..

    Go look on Gotheborg for it
  5. jwendell222 jwendell222, 1 year ago
    Bob, new posting is great, the bottom left kanji is a variation of 'zo' which simply means ''made': 'Made by Kutani. (not in Gotheborg). No chance for a closer date.
    Regards, Jim
  6. travelmande, 1 year ago
    thank you. I am guessing this is worth somewhere between $300-$400.

    Thanks for your help

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