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by Yojik
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Japanese hallmarks
Replies: 6
Views: 2291

Re: Japanese hallmarks

The kanji in the middle are 東京 (Tokyo). As can be seen, they are written from the right to left, and not the opposite, so the piece is made before WW2. The top kanji is 正 (masa), means "correct/precise". Here are some scale weight with similar marks. Hope you can continue your research fro...
by Yojik
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: japanese Crane silver box
Replies: 1
Views: 899

Re: japanese Crane silver box

This box is made by the Miyamoto Shoko (marked on the side of the box):
http://www.smokingsamurai.com/MIYAMOTO_SHOKO.html

The mark on the front lid is probably the name of the maker, but I can't read this one.
by Yojik
Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Salt Cellar - late 1800's mark
Replies: 3
Views: 1242

Re: Salt Cellar - late 1800's mark

"純銀" = Sterling Silver
by Yojik
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Help with a Japanese box please
Replies: 4
Views: 1849

Re: Help with a Japanese box please

Your box is made by the Mitsukoshi company. More here: http://www.smokingsamurai.com/MITSUKOSHI.html The individual maker's mark reads "幸一主" = "(made by) master Koichi". Though, I'm not sure regarding the last kanji. Usually (99% of the times), the first two kanji in the 3-kanji ...

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