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    Whilst working towards the bottom of a box, found this (what I assume is a) tiny little vase. Perhaps a sake decanter, but I really don't know. If it is a vase, then it must be a bud vase, as the neck is too long and narrow to admit more than one flower at a time. Seems likely to be fairly modern, about 6 1/2 inches tall, nicely made and decorated. Haven't been able to find anything quite like it, nor gain a deciphering of the marks on the bottom. Posted on the Asian art forum, with no replies, so thought I'd try here as well. If anyone could help, would be most grateful. Thanks in advance.
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    The decipherment of the upside down calligraphic script:
    愛知  Aichi *Name of Prefecure in Japan)
                  松村 Matsumura (Name of Maker)
    Sorry, I am not a specialist on pottery and porcellain, however, I could find it out from Google(Japanese lang. version) that there was a factory
    owned by Kyusuke Matsumura in Seto (near Nagoya, Aichi) in the late 19 c. early 20 c. producing cobalt painted porcellain mostly for export.
    On the internet site I could see the same inscription "Aichi, Matsumura" but in different (more readable) style.
    I remain....
    I. Nagy

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    • #3
      You are most kind. My thanks for the information.

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        I came across these two pieces when my friend asked me if i wanted to look through a load of personal belongings that was on its way to the dump . So i says gee golly wow buddy wont u look at those beauties lol and i said to myself thoss would look real purrttty in a bathroom deal type and no question about it no sur ree bob well i told myself thry would look real nice and real purttty so i saved em from the dump u betcha i did and had planned on using them for the bathroom decor lol and thats where these were accumulated and brought us to this post and ponder lol but yea im interested in educating myself about the meaning of the art pieces and what the writting means and if its an artist signature and what not so yada yada yada and so fourth can someone clue me in on whatever knowledge they know regarding the writting which appears to be chinese or japanese

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        • #5
          Hi, I inherited this piece, has been in family a very long time, but know nothing about it. Can any one help ?
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          • #6
            Am looking to find out exactly what this is. Can anyone help ? thanks

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