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Subject:Need help identifying basket and script
Posted By: RFM Mon, May 14, 2018 IP: 2601:281:c202:b68a:8

Greetings! Request any help on identifying the origin of this basket and translating the script on the handle (two sides of it).
thank you!







Subject:Re: Need help identifying basket and script
Posted By: Bill H Wed, May 16, 2018

I don't have much knowledge of baskets, but I can give you my take on the Chinese characters, which appear to be as follows:

民國二十八年 - Minguo ershiba nian - Republic of China period, 1940

李武安造 - Li Wu'an zao - Made by Li Wu'an

Corrections welcome as usual.


Best regards,

Bill H.

Subject:Re: Need help identifying basket and script
Posted By: RFM Sat, May 19, 2018

Greatly appreciate the help!

Subject:Re: Need help identifying basket and script
Posted By: TD Wed, May 16, 2018

Your basket has the Chinese characters 民 國 二 十 八 年 meaning “28th year of the republic” which equates to 1939. Also a name (of a person or factory) 李 成 安 _ (Li/Lee Cheng An _.) The last character is illegible.

Subject:Re: Need help identifying basket and script
Posted By: rat Thu, May 17, 2018

Last character seems to be 置



Subject:Re: Need help identifying basket and script
Posted By: rat Wed, May 16, 2018

the inscription gives a date 1939 and a maker Le Cheng'an, but as baskets are utilitarian objects it seems bizarre beyond reason that they would be inscribed in such a prominent way.

Subject:Re: Need help identifying basket and script
Posted By: I.Nagy Wed, May 16, 2018

民國二十八年 - Republic of China 28th Year (1939)
李威安造 - Made by Li Wei'an

With regards,
I.Nagy


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