Chinese Marks on old Porringer?

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MatthewT
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Chinese Marks on old Porringer?

Postby MatthewT » Sat Aug 20, 2022 8:00 pm

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

Postby dognose » Sun Aug 21, 2022 1:24 am

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

Please try again with the images, but remember to use the preview feature.

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Re: Chinese Marks on old Porringer?

Postby dognose » Sun Aug 21, 2022 4:24 am

Always embed your images:

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Re: Chinese Marks on old Porringer?

Postby AllSeasons » Tue Nov 22, 2022 2:50 pm

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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