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Meiji Japanese mix metal vase - Help with the signature
Love at first sight!
Hope my wife doesn't mind me spending her Christmas gift money on it! 😇
The bronze orb weaver spider with a silver inlaid web didn't have much luck catching dinner, but did catch itself some beautifully inlaid Japanese maple, ginkgo, and artemisia (I think) leaves.
I thought I'd be able to track down the artist given how unique the design seems to be, but no luck. So, if anyone could offer me a translation of the mark, I'd be grateful.
Very nice looking bronze you are looking at. Unfortunately I can't read the script. Perhaps @gfhandle aka George can help when he pops in.
It's looks very much in line with late Meiji period or early Taisho period. So circa 1920's.
I hope your wife doesn't read your posts. She may not share your enthusiasm! 🤣
I've already bought it, and fortunately she likes it, too. The real trick is to make sure I get her an even better gift for Christmas! 😎
@greeno107 you are not alone with that problem... 😂
Very nice Vase!
Rain is my Sunshine...
@greeno107 If, like you, I brought home an Imperial Yongzheng charger I think my wife would let me buy whatever else I wanted. Sadly for her, I have not yet found such an item, but nonetheless I continue bringing home various other items, not always to her taste. I guess it's just our karma. 😀
You make a good point! 😉 When I first started dabbling in this kind of thing, we were quite financially strapped, and as a nubbie I made my fair share of mistakes. So, I do remember getting an ear full back then. Ouch!
Now days, I'm still not perfect (nobody is), but we're also in better financial shape, so, yes, a few homeruns like the charger get me a lot of 'get out of jail free' cards!
@greeno107 You'll find it amusing that I now use your success story as part of the justification and rationalization to my wife for my obsessive hunting and collecting. In fact, I just clicked "buy" a few minutes ago.... and no, I didn't ask her permission, so wish me luck!
Oh no you don't! Don't put that responsibility on me! 😜 But, good luck! 😇
@greeno107 Well, if you can do it then so can I, right? At least that's what I keep telling her! At any rate, it was rather inspiring to hear a few of the details regarding your successes in collecting, so thank you for sharing that information. And I am optimistic about my prospects. I think I've got a pretty good plan of action in the works. May the force be with us!
Where are you?
I haven't been to Northern NY (Buffalo / Finger Lakes) for quite a few years, but I'll tell you that North NJ, if it's not too much a trip for you, has always been quite a reliable area to find good quality. Of course, timing is everything.
Yes, I'd be up for a chat some time, and I saw your post about setting up a Zoom. Sounds interesting, but I confess.... I'm a little camera shy, which is why Forums are much more my taste.
I'm heading out of town tomorrow for what should be a great sale. I've known the gentleman who passed from many years ago...great taste, tons of stuff, but he knew what he had, so I've got no idea what has been pulled out and sent to auction already. Hopefully, there are a few gems left for me!
@greeno107 We are a little north of Albany, so eastern upstate, although we have relatives out near Rochester so we do traverse the state frequently, and I hope to expand my range to include more seeking out that way as well. I do not venture down to Jersey much, but it's not too far - a few hours give or take depending on where exactly. Shoot me an email (email@example.com) and we can exchange numbers and set up a phone call. As for the ZOOM thing, I think it would be quite fun and I'm hoping I get some takers. Good luck at your sale. It sounds exciting! John
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