Chinese Marks on old Porringer?

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MatthewT
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Chinese Marks on old Porringer?

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Picked up this old porringer (quite heavy) with these small Chinese characters on the underside of the handle.
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Re: Chinese Marks on old Porringer?

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Re: Chinese Marks on old Porringer?

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These are traditional Chinese characters, or kanji in Japanese. The image of the marks is actually upside down. The marks say "宮本" (likely maker's name or monogram written from top to bottom) and "銀純" (pure silver written from left to right). To me, "宮本" actually sounds Japanese, so this may have a Japanese origin. But other than that, I couldn't tell you more. Hope this helps.
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