? Japan silver mark kanji - not jungin

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Ag999
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? Japan silver mark kanji - not jungin

Postby Ag999 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:47 pm

I recognize the top character on this 3" ladies compact as "silver" but the lower character is not "pure" as it would be with the jungin mark.

What is it? Does it refer to a particular grade of silver?

Also, there's some kanji on the front, left side. A name? Year?

Thanks.

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Re: ? Japan silver mark kanji - not jungin

Postby RedMask » Tue May 10, 2016 8:25 pm

Hi there.

Nice powder case.
Marking gin-sei( 銀 製 ), some dealers on E-bay claim that this is a mark for sterling silver, but I'm not sure about the correctness of such translation.
At least I found a photo of the japanese obidome with such marking on tag.

And kanji on the front, i believe, is an artist name.

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Re: ? Japan silver mark kanji - not jungin

Postby Ag999 » Tue May 10, 2016 8:51 pm

Thanks for that.

I have found from another source that 銀製 basically means "Made of Silver", which is a bit vague, but in the case of my compact, I have tested it to be sterling, or close to it (90-95% silver).

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Re: ? Japan silver mark kanji - not jungin

Postby RedMask » Wed May 11, 2016 6:22 pm

I forgot , but once time ago I had a spoons set with the same markings.
Tested like sterling silver or better.

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