Trying to I.D. Possible Carved Artist Hand Stamp

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purveyorium
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Trying to I.D. Possible Carved Artist Hand Stamp

Post by purveyorium » Wed 10.03.2012 5:19 pm

This wood hand stamp has a carved bottom with "R.B.S." below several glyphs. The top of the handle has a single glyph. I am not sure if its an artist stamp used to sign a work of art or some type of seal used for business purposes.
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Top of Handle
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Re: Trying to I.D. Possible Carved Artist Hand Stamp

Post by Ongakuka » Fri 10.05.2012 4:11 am

photo 1: I can't identify the kanji on the left and right, the middle one is probably 羅 (pronounced 'ra')

photo 2: 上 (pronounced 'ue')

Sorry not much help :doh:
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Re: Trying to I.D. Possible Carved Artist Hand Stamp

Post by shin1ro » Wed 07.03.2013 3:43 am

I'm not sure but photo 1 might be:
洸羅濟


This form of these kanji is called 篆書 てんしょ.
The kanji order could be from right to left, if this stamp follows in the old format.

I guess it's Chinese person's name stamp with alphabet of each kanji pronunciation.
R. B. S is different from initials of Japanese pronunciation of these three. In Japanese Ko, Ra and Sai/Sei respectively.

-shin1ro
英語がおかしければご指摘ください(日本語も...)。サンキュ〜 ;-)

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