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    Posted 6 years ago

    live.eclec…
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    The detail on this vase is quite extraordinary. Possibly dated to the Meiji period (1868 - 1912).

    What I've made out of the bottom mark so far is:

    top row (right to left): Dai Nippon (Great Japan)
    right (top to bottom): Satsuma-yaki

    The rest of the marks are likely who painted it, kiln where it was made, region where it was made, etc. I can't translate them though.

    Height: 17"
    Width: 11"

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      I would take a guess and say Japanese. The religious connotations are interesting.
    2. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Great info Rucklczglass!
      This is a wonderful vase eclectic.
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Pic 2 is upside down.
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      It's a great vase !!!
    5. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Definitely a great vase! Beauty to find on every square inch.
    6. live.eclectically live.eclectically, 6 years ago
      @vetraio50 is the 3rd image how it's supposed to be? I really wish I could read Japanese/Chinese so I can at least get the orientation right :)
    7. live.eclectically live.eclectically, 6 years ago
      I still have no idea what the bottom marks mean, but I *think* (in the 3rd image) the top line, right to left is "dai nippon".
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      The third pic is correct.
      A Japanese speaker will recognize it.
      You're right about the first line ....

      http://gotheborg.com/marks/satsuma.shtml
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      There are some examples of these more complicated marks there ... Check out Choshuzan 592.
    10. live.eclectically live.eclectically, 6 years ago
      In my search I found a few more helpful sites. They didn't help me figure out the rest of the characters, but they have lots of marks to look at.

      http://litaxulingkelley.blogspot.com/p/japanese-porcelain-marks.html
      http://www.japanesepotterymarks.info/identification_marks.php
    11. live.eclectically live.eclectically, 6 years ago
      @vetraio50 - Choshuzan 1267 looks a lot like this vase.

      I think the right side bottom 3 kanji characters is "Satsuma-yaki".

      I think the rest of the marks are names and I haven't been able to track them down yet.
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      It's all a learning process .... you have already learnt so much .... I'm really impressed with what you've turned up so far. I think this is a special piece. The surrounding decoration of cube devices is surely reserved for special pieces. You might need to seek out expert advice on this one.
    13. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      We are very blessed to have experts on here who are willing to share their knowledge with those of us who are trying to learn. I know Vet has helped many people on here, including myself. rucklzglass, I learned something from you, re those wise men, I have a plate with these figures, now I know what they are. Thank you. :)
    14. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Really a great piece, all the vase stand out beautifully, the handle shape like a dragon are amazing.
      Maybe, I will considering update the category to Japanese Antique ?.
      Love love it.

      Alan
    15. live.eclectically live.eclectically, 6 years ago
      I agree and definitely appreciate the help.
    16. apostata apostata, 2 months ago
      1 symbol i don,t know , probably dementia i think , i think a sort of grammar reference to a direct object

      it reads dai nippon Satsuma yaki Gyokuenzan Shozan and ? ( suffix ?)

      mid section vertical bottom 3 = Gyokuenzan

      this is Meijji

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