"This looks so Chinese I'm rather puzzled, could it be the signature is just the owner signing his property? I know Asian and European art have been imitating and influencing each other for centuries so this may well not be the case, it is a…"
"More discovery: There is an artist in Paris by the name of "Dan Pierre".
When magnified the "n" shows a faint, second hump which makes it "m".
Likewise the cross bar of the H is at an angle and is a continuation…"
"Google shows the spelling to be: Dampierre. Dampierre is a subburb of Paris as Molly said but it is also a surname, and Le Dampierre is a restaurant in Paris.
The first letter looks like a cursive "V" to me.
Therefore I believe…"
"Dompierre is a suburb of Paris. The letter you say is a "P" has the stroke above the line, more like a "B"? No? They said H is the initial of the king....Henry....but I can only tell you that was what I read."