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MarkF
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Help with signature

Postby MarkF » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:06 pm

Hi,
I'm new to the forum and I'm very much hoping that somebody can help me with this signature...........thanks in advance.
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souldeep
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Re: Help with signature

Postby souldeep » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:14 pm

Welcome to the forum Mark :)

This looks like a finely carved okimono.

Could you provide a larger version of the signature? My eyes are hurting trying to work it out from that example.
Piglet: "Pooh?" Pooh: "Yes, Piglet?" Piglet: "I've been thinking..." Pooh: "That's a very good habit to get into to, Piglet." - A.A. Milne.

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Re: Help with signature

Postby MarkF » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:24 pm

I'll have a go.........although I had to crop it fairly tight anyway. I'm not very tech savy when it comes to cameras :D

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Re: Help with signature

Postby MarkF » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:39 pm

https://www.flickr.com/photos/157248335@N07/shares/77pu77

https://www.flickr.com/photos/157248335@N07/shares/43B5Vv

Thanks for the reply.For some reason Flickr isn't letting me upload these but I think these links will show it. I'm afraid I'm not particularly tech savy with cameras..........so these are about the best I can do :D

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Re: Help with signature

Postby souldeep » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:40 pm

Is this yours, or a potential purchase?

If a potential purchase it may be that the image you have downloaded is small.
Piglet: "Pooh?" Pooh: "Yes, Piglet?" Piglet: "I've been thinking..." Pooh: "That's a very good habit to get into to, Piglet." - A.A. Milne.

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Re: Help with signature

Postby souldeep » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:43 pm

We crossed posts!

Here is a better example;

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The first Kanji looks to reads 赱 or 志

I cannot work out the other one (maybe two).

One of our Kanji language experts will hopefully be able to shed more light :?
Piglet: "Pooh?" Pooh: "Yes, Piglet?" Piglet: "I've been thinking..." Pooh: "That's a very good habit to get into to, Piglet." - A.A. Milne.

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Re: Help with signature

Postby MarkF » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:45 pm

Thanks.........thankfully you know what you're doing :D

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Re: Help with signature

Postby MarkF » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:32 pm

It doesn't look like I'm going to have any luck Souldeep.What are the English translations of your two suggestions for the first part of the signature?

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Re: Help with signature

Postby Oishii » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:57 pm

Hi Mark,

As Martyn (souldeep) already pointed out, the first kanji of this signature seems to be :
so we are looking for an artist whose name starts with Shi-
Screen Shot 2017-07-28 at 16.55.56.png

Any ideas for the second character ?
Last edited by Oishii on Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:07 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Help with signature

Postby chonchon » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:13 pm

The top part of that kanji is wrong. Tsuchi 土 means earth, but Shi 士 is warrior/Samurai. The relative lengths of the cross strokes differentiates them.
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Size is something.


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