Unknown Asian Marks on Repousee Bowl

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rtfnz
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Unknown Asian Marks on Repousee Bowl

Postby rtfnz » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:30 pm


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Re: Unknown Asian Marks on Repousee Bowl

Postby crypticheart07 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:18 am

This might not be too helpful...but here goes.

I can't quite make out the top part. (Perhaps you could provide a close up?)

The middle mark appears to be Chinese / Japanese --> "城" It means "Castle".
(It could also be simplified Chinese for "诚" which means "Sincerity" but this option is less likely.)

My guess is that the bottom part is written in Thai or Khmer, which I don't read.

rtfnz
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Re: Unknown Asian Marks on Repousee Bowl

Postby rtfnz » Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:20 pm

Thank you!

zorro
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Re: Unknown Asian Marks on Repousee Bowl

Postby zorro » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:49 pm

I also have a large silver bowl with these marks.... the larger mark which is not clear is two elephant heads back to back with down trunk and outfacing tusks.

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rauls
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Re: Unknown Asian Marks on Repousee Bowl

Postby rauls » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:18 am

The 2nd mark is "" and 3nd mark is word of Thai. They are probably the maker's mark in Chinese and the fineness number in Thai language.

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Re: Unknown Asian Marks on Repousee Bowl

Postby Ag999 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:15 pm

Okay, three years late on this, but hey, I just joined today.

The mark on the upper right is indeed Thai. It reads เงินดี (ngern dee) meaning "good silver" which is used to mark high content silver pieces. I'm not sure if that starts at 90% or at .925, but probably 90% plus.

Likely from a Chinese silver maker in Thailand, very common. That's really all I can tell you about this very nice looking piece.

Btw, if the writing is clear and sharp, I can read Thai and Lao, but not Cambodian (Khmer), even though it does share similarities.


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