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by FredZ
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Japanese Pin w/mill & Fuji
Replies: 14
Views: 5678

Re: Japanese Pin w/mill & Fuji

Thanks MIke, I have added it and many others since my last post here. Another excellent site for marks found on Japanese damascene and other cigarette cases is "SmokingSamurai.com"
by FredZ
Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Need help in identifying Japanese mark
Replies: 2
Views: 2535

Re: Need help in identifying Japanese mark

A good friend has created a site dedicated to Japanese cigarette cases and those who made them. Your box was made by Ashihara.

This is from his site.

http://www.smokingsamurai.com/ASHIHARA.html

Fred
by FredZ
Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Japanese Pin w/mill & Fuji
Replies: 14
Views: 5678

Re: Japanese Pin w/mill & Fuji

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by FredZ
Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Japanese Pin w/mill & Fuji
Replies: 14
Views: 5678

Re: Japanese Pin w/mill & Fuji

Additional information continues to be found for the maker of items marked with the mark used on this buckle converted to brooch. A cigar case with similar decoration as that found on the brooch and using the same etching process was found in it's original box and the box contains a cloth label mark...
by FredZ
Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Mnt Fuji Mark approx. 1914 Damascene wear
Replies: 2
Views: 1771

Re: Mnt Fuji Mark approx. 1914 Damascene wear

Recent information has identified that the Mt. Fuji mark was used by the Fujii Damascene Company. I have seen object from this company that may date to the early part of the 20th century and advertisements posted in magazines as late as the early 1940s.
by FredZ
Mon May 25, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Japanese Pin w/mill & Fuji
Replies: 14
Views: 5678

Re: Japanese Pin w/mill & Fuji

Mike,
With your permission I would like to add the mark on your brooch to my online image site. The etched brass metalwork imitating nunome-zogan work is prolific and it is important to document it.
Fred
by FredZ
Mon May 25, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Japanese Pin w/mill & Fuji
Replies: 14
Views: 5678

Re: Japanese Pin w/mill & Fuji

Another bit of information relating to David Ross' observation of the stylized 井 at the bottom of the Mt Fuji. Fuji combined with this Kanji character may refer to a name Fujii. We had a related post on this forum. http://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=39124&p=107692&hilit=f...
by FredZ
Sun May 24, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Japanese Pin w/mill & Fuji
Replies: 14
Views: 5678

Re: Japanese Pin w/mill & Fuji

I somehow missed this post. The Mt Fuji mark is often seen with a signature. We have good evidence that perhaps the signature which translates to Yoshihiko Saku or "made by Yoshihiko" is perhaps the maker of the Mt Fuji marked items. The items are not damascene work and instead intricate e...
by FredZ
Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Mnt Fuji Mark approx. 1914 Damascene wear
Replies: 2
Views: 1771

Re: Mnt Fuji Mark approx. 1914 Damascene wear

Hi David,

Welcome to the forum. As you are aware the news of this maker is an important discovery.

Thanks for sharing.

Fred
by FredZ
Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Japan - Genuine Damascene
Replies: 8
Views: 7067

Re: Japan - Genuine Damascene

Hi David,

Thanks for your encouraging support. I am in debt to several folks who are helping in the task. I solicit the help of anyone who can help us make this a viable source for information.

Fred
by FredZ
Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Japan - Genuine Damascene
Replies: 8
Views: 7067

Re: Japan - Genuine Damascene

Cris,
The mark on you cigarette case if from the Kawano Yoshinosuke shop, Yokohama. My site of marks is bearing fruit.
Fred
by FredZ
Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Need help in identifying Japanese mark
Replies: 2
Views: 2535

Re: Need help in identifying Japanese mark

I suspect it will be difficult to associate the mark on your case to a particular craftsman of studio. There were many who worked in nunome zogan metalwork and few are documented. The kanji characters can be confusing and are sometimes translated in many ways. I have started an image inventory with ...
by FredZ
Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Japan - Genuine Damascene
Replies: 8
Views: 7067

Re: Japan - Genuine Damascene

Hi Trev,
Once you are into the image site and open the images up. You will see that I have begun translating the Kanji characters. I am being assisted by a Japanese gentleman. This will be a lifelong project.
Fred
by FredZ
Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Japan - Genuine Damascene
Replies: 8
Views: 7067

Re: Japan - Genuine Damascene

I have undertaken a project to document marks used on Japanese damascene work. Nunome zogan is the Japanese term used to describe the process.
Here is the link:
https://plus.google.com/photos/10243567 ... banner=pwa
I hope this proves to be useful.
Fred
by FredZ
Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:28 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Japan what material?
Replies: 4
Views: 2116

Re: Japan what material?

Gold is sometimes used though it looks as if the brilliant highlights are the bare copper or shakudo exposed by the engraving on the design. Gold would have been used sparingly because of its cost.

Fred
by FredZ
Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: shakudo - japan
Replies: 23
Views: 11047

Re: shakudo - japan

also welcome from here. Look forward to see your items. This is not shakudo but its also mixed metal http://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=31700&p=79292&hilit=cigaret+case+japan#p79292 Thank you for your welcome. And as it turns out your cigarette case is made with shakudo....
by FredZ
Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Japan what material?
Replies: 4
Views: 2116

Re: Japan what material?

Here is an example of a sample I made using fine silver, 4% shakudo & copper.
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Fred
by FredZ
Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Japan what material?
Replies: 4
Views: 2116

Re: Japan what material?

Your cigarette cases are made using at least three different alloys and these alloys have been butt soldered to each other using a high temp silver solder. The precision is great and you will not usually see a solder seam at the juncture of the alloys. The alloys are a high grade of silver, usually ...
by FredZ
Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: shakudo - japan
Replies: 23
Views: 11047

Re: shakudo - japan

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This is the mark of Komai Seibei son or Komai Otojiro. The Komai family is one of the best known of those who practiced the art of nunome zogan.
Fred
by FredZ
Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: shakudo - japan
Replies: 23
Views: 11047

Re: shakudo - japan

Where do I find information on how to post an image? Do I have to copy the images onto a image host like picase or photobucket? Perhaps I will try that. Is there a recommended image size?
Fred

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