Chinese Marks on Brass Trinket box?

by Marty Hinson
(Sullivan, MO USA)

Mark without manipulation

Mark without manipulation

Mark without manipulation Mark manipulated Lid Top View Side View. Notice the ball is completed on the bottom

Hello I was Wondering if anybody can interpret the marks on this Brass trinket box. It has a Black enamel like surface with 3 balls (circles) which are balled up brown(copper) and gold Dragons in a cloisonne style. Part of the stamp is very weak so I manipulated the pic by magnifing and having the light hit it at the right angle to get a little more clarity. Any Help would be greatly appreciated.

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Oct 08, 2011
Thanks!! :)
by: Marty

Thanks so much for your help Peter. I have been able to find alot of info about Takeuchi Chubei a Cloissone artist from the Meiji Period. I found other pieces of porcelain with the first rows symbols Monopoly though not sure what this pertains to?

Oct 03, 2011
inscription
by: peter

The lines read from the top:
Monopoly
2211... (number unclear)
Made by Takeuchi

So, this seems to be Japanese.

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