Looking for help with possible signature on vase

Discussion in 'Translations' started by Firebuild, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. Firebuild

    Firebuild Registered

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    Hello! I run a vintage shop in California and frequently come across items with markings in Japanese. I recently bought a small Imari style vase that has writing on the bottom that confuses me, because it could actually be a signature in western characters. I'm trying to figure out if this is even Japanese. A photo is attached/ Are these Japanese characters? Is it a name? A word? Thanks in advance for your help. https://s19.postimg.org/79as8cln7/Full_Size_Render.jpg
     
  2. Majestic

    Majestic 先輩

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    Hello,
    Could be 二十五〇 (kanji characters for the numbers 2, 10, 5, 0). Except there is a horizontal line that should be across the top of the 五 character, that isn't apparent in this photograph.

    So, I can't say with confidence what it is supposed to represent, but it looks like ordinary kanji numbers. Could be Japanese or Chinese.
     

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