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NaytanDova

An imprinted mark Chinese?

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Can anyone help? Just need to find out what this says. A maker or date probably. Thank you :)

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gwr71

I looked at it and if this is Chinese Characters (it can be) it must be Imperial writing.  It can also be Japanese Imperial writing. It could also be Korean imperial writing which was used prior to the use of the modern Korean script used today.

What I mean is that in watching shaolin movies on youtube I have seen some imperial writings and some of the above looks similar.  

Imperial script was used prior to 1911/12.  From even before the first Chinese Dynasty 1,500 BC to 1911/12.  

If I am correct then person who learned Imperial script can be of help.  

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Publius

There is no such thing as Imperial script. It's called Seal script or 篆書. And it looks like 朱茂記造 if turned 180 degrees.

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gwr71

thanks for the clarification. What I meant is the scripts used during the Imperial periods of China.

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gwr71

Image result for chinese characters during han dynasty

 

This is an example

Image result for chinese characters during han dynasty

and this

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edelweis

apparently during the long history of imperial China they used more than one script...
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_script_styles

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gwr71

I agree and during each imperial period the script developed.  To give an answer to the question posted in this thread requires a person who has studied classical Chinese.  I do hope that someone is this forum can help.

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lips
2 hours ago, gwr71 said:

To give an answer to the question posted in this thread requires a person who has studied classical Chinese.

Not really.  It just requires someone who can read seal script.

 

2 hours ago, gwr71 said:

 I do hope that someone is this forum can help.

Someone has already helped.

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edelweis
16 minutes ago, lips said:

Someone has already helped.

True, but

On 12/6/2017 at 11:04 PM, Publius said:

it looks like 朱茂記造

might not be explicit enough for someone who doesn't read Chinese.

朱茂記 seems to be the name of the artist?

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889

In this context, 記 is usually part of a shop or business name.


In this case, the potter's actual name is 朱茂生.

 

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NaytanDova

Zhou Maosheng was the name I found from all your guys help. Thank you. It was from a Buddha figure I was thinking about buying at an auction. Swiftly the price has gone through the roof but it was amazing to be able to research it better xD 

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889

Zhu Maosheng (spelling counts with these names).

 

He's famous. And much copied, so take care.

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NaytanDova

Thanks. It definately does matter. It is real but unfortunately everybody else knows too. Maybe next time 

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