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    Re: I need help please with a translation completely unrelated to watches?

    I had to ask my father because it's written in Seal Script, archaic Chinese characters that are not generally used today. Because of that, Google Translate can't translate it. (Google Translate also assumes your characters will be written horizontally, which is not always the case with Chinese.)

    As we suspected, it is the chop of the maker. The best my father could make out was that his name was Yin Yudi (pronounced yin yew-dee, more accurately the yew should sound like the German u in Übermensch).


    In case you're curious, the order to read the characters is upper right, lower right, upper left, lower left. The first three are Yin Yudi, the fourth character is ZHI, here meaning "made".

    In modern Simplified Chinese, the four characters might be 殷余娣制.

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    Re: I need help please with a translation completely unrelated to watches?

    Thanks very much Danfried. Regards, P&P (aka) Dan
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    Re: I need help please with a translation completely unrelated to watches?

    It looks like the maker's personal stamp that let you know who made this Yixing zishatao (宜兴 紫砂陶)。I am no expert of 紫砂陶。The maker's name is 殷余娣 (yin yudi)。A well made 紫砂陶chould be very expensive.

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    Re: I need help please with a translation completely unrelated to watches?

    This one look ok ...should be made around 1980 to 90 from the style. The maker is not famous and don't paid too much for old teapot. Shouldn't be more than 150 usd for this teapot. Don't spend too much for buying old teapot as most of them just recent make (pretend to look like old one and fake for famous maker). I am not an expert but I have more than 50 teapots and is a Chinese.
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