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Bugyotsuji

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  1. Do you recognize this decoration / mark?  

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    1. Bugyotsuji

      Bugyotsuji

      Sorry for the absence. Just woken up. ‘Ohio’ gozaimasu!

      Yes, many Zogan decorations were added after the Bakumatsu and Into Meiji to appeal to Western buyers, unemployed artisans looking for work. Rather than gold you will find silver, copper and Shinchū (brass) were used. I agree that those ones are a bit of a mystery! It has been said that back in the day a military gun should not have any (or strictly minimal) decoration along the barrel.

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  2. Do you recognize this decoration / mark?  

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    B6547625-BBCD-461C-9147-C6B2F4520A4A.jpeg

    1. Bugyotsuji

      Bugyotsuji

      Hi,

      Not sure how this message appeared where, but are you referring to the zogan branches and blossoms along the barrel?

      Piers

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