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    Posted 9 years ago

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    I bought his vase at a local estate sale. It has vaired shades of brown along with an indented pattern around the mid-section of the vase. The mark on the bottom is either an animal or "pi" within a hexagon.

    Might anyone recognize the mark and/or style? Thanks!

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    1. maryh1956 maryh1956, 9 years ago
      Can you post a close up of the mark please
    2. Westwashingtondc, 9 years ago
      Maryh1956, thanks for your comment. I apologize for the photo quality. I don't have a working camera, using an iPhone instead. I'll post another pic and hand drawing of the mark. I hope it helps. And, I really appreciate your help!
    3. nldionne nldionne, 9 years ago
      Welcome to CW. I use my phone too and slways have people ask for better pictures:)
    4. Westwashingtondc, 9 years ago
      This is my first pic/post, so I definitely need to work on picture resolution and positioning. Thanks for the empathy.
    5. Westwashingtondc, 9 years ago
      And, thanks to the "Love It" crowd for the kind words and encouragement.
    6. maryh1956 maryh1956, 9 years ago
      Still looking for that mark!
    7. Westwashingtondc, 9 years ago
      Can you see the new pic and sketch of the mark? Are they easier to view? Thanks for your continued search.
    8. maryh1956 maryh1956, 9 years ago
      I can see it clearly in your drawing, but haven't found anything like it yet, but not giving up. Could be Asian, or stylized initials joined together too, so still working on it. I love a mystery!
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Hi, I have just had a look at that mark. It is a Japanese Hiragana character. Your third photo has it in the correct position. The second photo should be moved 90 degrees to the left.
      The wikipedia reference is:

      "Yo" is the character.
    10. Westwashingtondc, 9 years ago
      My apologies for the late reply. I can't thank you enough for your help! Once I figure out the maker, I'll pass along the info if you care. I hope I can return the favor one day.
    11. finderskeypurs finderskeypurs, 9 years ago
      That looks so familiar, like I've seen it in a marks book. Maybe in Lehner's US pottery marks.....I'll check.
    12. pgt1962, 8 years ago
      well, its now july 2014 and i have another to add...just got this at estate sale this morning with the same mark! looking at mine, it looks like 2 T's with an O behind them. idk??? seems i can't post a pic here, ill make a new thread.

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