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help with signature on pot please

Post  Jason Eider on Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:04 pm

Hello All,
Was hoping someone could help me w/ identifying this signature or have any info on this pot.

I pic of the pot

thanks, Jason
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Re: help with signature on pot please

Post  Kakejiku on Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:32 pm

The characters are įžŽčŠ. Possibly read as mishiba or bishiba (probably bishiba), sorry I can not give you any more specific information about the potter.
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Post  bonsaimeister on Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:36 pm

Hey Jason,

It is made by Bigei. Very typical pot of his.
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Post  Jason Eider on Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:18 pm

thanks Kakejiku and Josef,
Josef It was my understanding that there were different potters making pots from the Bigei kiln?
Maybe you could enlighten me?
Thanks again, Jason
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Post  bonsaimeister on Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:32 pm

Jason Eider wrote:thanks Kakejiku and Josef,
Josef It was my understanding that there were different potters making pots from the Bigei kiln?
Maybe you could enlighten me?
Thanks again, Jason

It is possible he has an assistant or employee, but even if he did I don't think they would use this signature. I think you can rest assured this pot was made by Bigei himself. Nice pot for a little shimpaku.
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Post  Jason Eider on Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:54 pm

That's great, thank you josef.
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Post  Kakejiku on Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:08 pm

Maybe I misread the second character...芸 instead of 芝
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