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Heavy Cup Additional pictures

by Mario Z. Montez
(Houston, Tx. USA)

Here are some clearer pictures of the heavy cup, I went over the seal with a pencil to make it stand out more, hopefully it'll help.

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Sep 23, 2010
by: Anonymous

Also, I don't think it's bronze, it's like a greenish paint on the surface.

There actually IS Chinese porcelain imitating bronze, but the don't look like this. Somewhat I have a feeling I once saw something like this, but I just can't remeber where. One of the reasons I think it could be Japanese is that it uses a dragon fly. This would be quite an unusual decoration on a Chinese item.

Sep 23, 2010
by: Anonymous

I've been trying to but it won't accept my pictures. I really do appreciate your help, your sight is very informative.

I know, I had problems too. I uploaded the pictures after reading their instructions in detail. I don't quite remember what it was, but with some sites they just don't load because of the image size restrictions.
You could upload pictures on Flickr or elsewhere (or point to those you uploaded here). They do allow posting links, usually.


Sep 23, 2010
cup and mark
by: peter

The mark is a two character mark, but I am not 100% sure which of two possibilities the first character is. These seal marks are in an archaic type of writing that is sometime difficult to be sure about. The content of the mark is unexpected, but it could be Japanese, in which case the first character gives the name of the artisan or maker.

I suggested you ask the forum because there are people who know more about non-ceramic items as well as Japanese art. On the outside it looks like bronze, the inside looks as if something was applied on the surface.

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