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beautiful unknown vase?

by adele pankiewicz
(walton ny)

This beautiful vase , was given to me about ten years ago i have been trying to find information on what kind of vase it is. the markings i had to draw on a piece of paper because i cant get a good shot of the symbols .I had been advised by many not to clean it but cleaned i would imagine its beautiful!!!

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Mar 11, 2012
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by: Anonymous

I have one piece in my home with the same seal. It should reads like following:

first line: Big Japan
Second line: Made by Yoshida
Third line: Kyodo, or Jingdou

The age should be late 19th to early 20th, Meiji period.

Dec 12, 2010
by: pete

First to the mark. It says:

"Dainippon" (Great Japan)
"Yoshida-so" (Made by Yoshida)
"Ki??" (Possibly a name)
The question marks is where the last character is, which I am unsure what it is.

Looks like a Japanese bronze vase. I would go to They have some forum members familiar with Japanese art and crafts other than porcelain.
The only thing I can say about this is, if this is not fake it must be at least from the first half of the 20th century or older because of the use of Dainippon for Japan.

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