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Help needed to translate please.

Post  Jeremy on Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:16 am

Hi,
At a recent local auction I spotted a bronze. Bidded and to my surprise won the item.
It has something written on it's belly. Can anyone help translate please?



It has been suggested by those who will remain nameless, it says "Woolworth", but I think it's more M&S.
Your thoughts and help would be much appreciated.

Jeremy
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B without the S. I hope........

Post  Jeremy on Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:41 am

The bronze in question.




Don't ask how much I paid, my wife might read this. affraid

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Re: Help needed to translate please.

Post  Alain Bertrand on Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:56 am

It seems like a chinese name to me.
japanese pronounciation and meanings
First is 誠, SEI or makoto, sincerity
谷 KOKU, tani, valley
Can't read the last.

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Re: Help needed to translate please.

Post  Jeremy on Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:44 pm

Thank you Alain.
I am a little wiser. "Sincerity valley something".
How would you interpret that relating to the bull?

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Re: Help needed to translate please.

Post  Kakejiku on Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:59 am

The last character is read as iru 鑄. This is a verb that means to be cast or minted.

So my guess that the artist name is Seikoku or Seitani or some other variation and the last says to be cast by. So cast by Seitani would be the meaning of the chop.

Regards,

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chinese character

Post  ogie on Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:46 am

hi thiis is alex,
i think its the makers name the surname is MR. CHENG.normally if the art piece is limited the maker will put his/her name,fyi,i love the piece its GREAT! REGARDING PRICE?welcome to the clubs, cheers cheers cheers
best regards,
alex

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