silver tea pot is this japanese or chines silver

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silver tea pot is this japanese or chines silver

Postby isalex » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:46 pm

hi i would like to find out what this says if it is silver or not and if it is what the purity is any information would be appreciated. if you know of a website for chinese and japanese marks that would be great too. thanks in advance

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Re: silver tea pot is this japanese or chines silver

Postby oel » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:09 am

Hi, welcome to the forum.

The big square mark in Japanese read; Humbly Made (by) Miyamoto. Together they create the logo from the firm of Mr. Mitsuru Miyamoto, located in Tokyo, Japan.
The second small mark reads: silver pure

Peter.

Source; World Hallmarks Volume II Asia, Middle East, Africa

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Re: silver tea pot is this japanese or chines silver

Postby isalex » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:08 pm

thank you for a reply and clarification is this from the meiji period? how old do you think that this piece might be? if you can send me a link where i might learn more about chinese and japanese silver hallmarks i would very much appreciate it.

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Re: silver tea pot is this japanese or chines silver

Postby oel » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:43 pm

Without image of the tea pot hard to say which time period but these marks were extensively used during the Meiji Period (1868-1912) however some traditional manufacturers still use those marks today.
To my knowledge no links available to learn more about Chinese and Japanese silver hallmarks. You could buy World Hallmarks Volume II Asia, Middle East, Africa.

Extra information see:
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