Subject:Re: Need help identifying a pair of Japanese vases!
Posted By: Martin Michels Mon, Sep 25, 2017
The mark spells: Kinkozan 金光山 Asano 浅野 Zo 造 (made by Asano for Kinkozan). Asano is probably the painter / decorator.
I'm still not certain whether this is a genuine Kinkozan mark, since the first character normally is 錦 instead of 金.
The "Made in Japan" was mandatory since 1921 and the Kinkozan factory closed officially in 1927, so the period when this was made might be 1921-1927. But it's still possible someone else continued production with this Kinkozan 金 mark.
I include a picture of the mark from my pair of Kinkozan Asano vases.