Can anyone identify the marks on these two pots?

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Picked these up from a garage sale over the weekend and was wondering if anyone can identify the mark on the bottom of each?

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jeff
 

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The first one is Yamaaki, Mr.KATAOKA Toshio
The second one is pretty faint, and I can't find a match...
 

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The first one is Yamaaki, Mr.KATAOKA Toshio
The second one is pretty faint, and I can't find a match...

Thanks for the info Brian. The second one is very hard to read and I had a hard time getting a good photo of it. Do you have any advice for cleaning the water stains?

Jeff
 

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You're welcome. You can try scrubbing the deposits with a stiff nylon brush and maybe a little CLR, but I wouldn't try to clean it up "like new"...after all, bonsai is creating the illusion of age. It's OK for a pot to look aged.
 

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Here are two more chops from other pots that were part of the lot. The second one is from a set of three that nest together.

Does anyone know the maker of these?

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Jeff
 

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A few of the pots also had the stamp that Al refers to with a pot that he had in another post however there are no chops on these. Is there any significance to the stamp? I believe that it says BonsaiStar but it is hard to read and there is 2113-284 stamped on it as well.

http://bonsainut.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=12769&d=1279932907
 
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Go here: http://bonsaipotplaza.com/

To me these look like stamped chops for mold-made, mass produced pots. That is NOT to say they aren't nice pots.

JKL,

I appreciate your response. I have no idea about the maker so any advice is welcome. Some of the pots look to be of nice quality and I will put them to good use.

jeff
 

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