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Author Topic: Stevens and Williams 'matsu' for show.  (Read 413 times)

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Offline keith

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Stevens and Williams 'matsu' for show.
« on: July 18, 2014, 03:49:45 PM »
At 4.25 inches and a few nibbles not bad for over 120 years, reg' mark to the base. ;D

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Re: Stevens and Williams 'matsu' for show.
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2014, 05:27:43 PM »
Mat-Su-No-Ke is one way to spell this, although there are other derivatives. Very nice and desirable piece  :D
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Re: Stevens and Williams 'matsu' for show.
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2014, 06:19:47 PM »
Thanks David, from my limited Japanese 'matsu' 'means' pine tree the rest, very loosely translated means 'spirit of..' although I've yet to find a link between 'ke' and 'spirit' the 'no' part being a 'linking ' word, can't think of the English term, poor grammar skills I'm afraid, ::)

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Re: Stevens and Williams 'matsu' for show.
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2014, 02:30:23 PM »
Hajdamach, British Glass 1800-1914, page 304 states: "Mat-Su-No-Ke ... ... translates as "Spirit of the Pine Tree".

So yes, there is general agreement.
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Re: Stevens and Williams 'matsu' for show.
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2014, 06:03:02 PM »
According to my 'Teach yourself' Japanese the breaks and hyphens are just there to make it easy for us to read, going a bit off topic now so I'll shut up, ::) :o :o

 

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