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Posted 1 year ago


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Hello Again,
This is another piece from today's shopping. It's really beautiful, small, with an intricately engraved design. Looks like Cranes on the lid, with various stylized flora and either Rats or Mice.
It's either Japanese of Chinese.
I was pleased to see a signature on the bottom, but I haven't a clue what it says. There's also a mate to it, and an extra small bowl that shares the same design. Along with the other pieces I found today, this little group makes my heart go pitter pat.
Hopefully it'll be familiar to someone.

Thank You,

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  1. Budek Budek, 1 year ago
    Thanks Sean, for the love and comment.
    I'm glad you like it, I was excited to find it.
  2. jwendell222, 1 year ago
    Hi, this is Chinese, the right side of the mark reading a variant of Great Ming which the piece is not. The left side of the mark, if intended as a reign mark is not typical and could be a makers signature. Regards, Jim
  3. Budek Budek, 1 year ago
    Thank You for the love, Kevin,
    and Jim, Thank You for the information, very interesting.
    Best wishes to you both for a happy Easter!
  4. Stillwater Stillwater, 1 year ago
    Actually this is Japanese, the left mark is not a maker's mark but the Japanese mark "jun-gin" which means PURE SILVER, meaning that its not brass but gilt silver. This is a very, very nice piece.
  5. Stillwater Stillwater, 1 year ago
    How big is it? I'd love to see the other pieces too
  6. Budek Budek, 1 year ago
    Happy Easter Everyone!
    Walksoftly, Thank You for the much appreciated love
    and Stillwater, Thank You for the informative comments.
    I've posted the other pieces from the group, I hope you'll have a chance to see them.
    Greetings to All!
  7. BHock45 BHock45, 1 year ago
  8. Budek Budek, 1 year ago
    Thanks BHock and Walksoftly!

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