Does anyone recognise these marks ?

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Does anyone recognise these marks ?

Postby Mperry » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:22 am

Hi,

I think these characters are Chinese but I cant read them. Does anyone know what they say?

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Many thanks

Maureen

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Re: Does anyone recognise these marks ?

Postby dognose » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:19 am

Hi Maureen,

An image of the whole item may go a long way in aiding a positive identification.

Trev.

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Re: Does anyone recognise these marks ?

Postby Mperry » Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:40 pm

Hi Trev.

Sorry I don't have another picture at present. It's a small silver pot with typical bamboo decoration. Your recent post regarding the new Korean section has allowed me to understand the character at the top and can now confirm the marks are Chinese. Although I cant yet find the others.

Maureen

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Re: Does anyone recognise these marks ?

Postby Mperry » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:54 am

Hello Trev,

I am still unable to find any similar marks. As I said previously, the website post about the Korean silver allowed me to confirm it is Chinese silver. That is all I can find at present. Learning the silver marks for a country that uses a different language, obviously takes time, experience and is probably quite difficult. To that end I assume that most use reference books. Could you perhaps point me in the right direction for maybe some literature that could help me with these marks.

Regards

Maureen

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Re: Does anyone recognise these marks ?

Postby Mperry » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:06 am

Hello

I have just showed the marks to a friend of mine who lives in China. He said he knows nothing about silver but 银制 translates to English as made by silver, and 旭浩 could be the name of the silversmith. 旭 means sun, 浩 means big.
Although he did say that it is Japanese and not Chinese, as the Chinese do not say it like that. Also the Japanese would use Chinese words in formal occasions sometimes.

I tried 旭浩 in google translate which gave me Asahiro although I realise this might not be correct.

Regards

Maureen

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Re: Does anyone recognise these marks ?

Postby Ag999 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:10 pm

The mark on top is 銀 which means silver.

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Re: Does anyone recognise these marks ?

Postby rem801116 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:29 am

Hi, According to the Chinese characters, it is made of silver. That is no problem. However, I am not sure if it is made in China. I guess it may be made in Japan. 100 years ago, Japan and Korea were using Chinese characters in the formal documents. The way of literature is similar but there is a Little different on the use of Words. The silver stamp is '銀制* is different from common Chinese stamp. More common Chinese stamp is more likely '紋 銀*. The maker\s name '旭浩' sounds more like a Japanese silversimit name. Especalily, 旭浩 was more common in Japan at that time.
Best wishes,
Bo

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Re: Does anyone recognise these marks ?

Postby RedMask » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:27 am

Upper stamp 銀製 common for japanese silver.
This is usually 925 purity.

In the photo below is a japanese cup from the 1970s with the same marking (makers logo is different, of course).

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Re: Does anyone recognise these marks ?

Postby RedMask » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:32 am

RedMask wrote:(makers logo is different, of course).

Makers name.

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Re: Does anyone recognise these marks ?

Postby zhaosu » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:14 am

The characters are "純銀旭製", means "Pure Silver Made by Asahi".

It's a mark of Asahi Shoten in Kanji (Chinese characters) instead of Latin letters, which is somewhat rare to find.

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Re: Does anyone recognise these marks ?

Postby zhaosu » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:25 am

zhaosu wrote:The characters are "純銀旭製", means "Pure Silver Made by Asahi".

It's a mark of Asahi Shoten in Kanji (Chinese characters) instead of Latin letters, which is somewhat rare to find.


Sorry, a typo. The text is actually "純銀旭造".
You can find "製", "造" or "作" on the marks or engraved signatures of Japanese silver, they all mean "make, manufactory or product" in Chinese and Japanese.


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