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Subject:Markings on Bronze Tiger
Posted By: Christine Pluis Mon, Jun 04, 2018 IP: 2001:8003:6014:5b00:

Hi, Can anyone tell me what this stamp is on the bottom of my Bronze Tiger?
Large tiger 93cm Long x 40cm Tall
I would Like to Know the maker and Date ect.
Thanks





Subject:Re: Markings on Bronze Tiger
Posted By: Billy D Wed, Jun 06, 2018

Most Dai Nippon marks are from 2nd half of the 19th century to early 20th. I would date this to 1880's or around that time.

Subject:Re: Markings on Bronze Tiger
Posted By: Guy Tue, Jun 05, 2018

Reads 'Dai Nippon Yoshitani sei' (大日本 美谷製 - Great Japan, made by Yoshitani).

Guy.

Subject:asdf
Posted By: rat Tue, Jun 05, 2018

大日美谷

Subject:Re: asdf
Posted By: rat Wed, Jun 06, 2018

geez, I'm getting lazy, I didn't bother to scroll out to see the entire inscription. Guy has it correct.

Subject:Re: Markings on Bronze Tiger
Posted By: Guy Tue, Jun 05, 2018

Sorry, the maker's name must be pronounced as 'Mitani'.

Guy.


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