Plate in Satsuma style but on porcelain, from around 1935. Exceptions: the occasional shop or hall mark may indirectly indicate who made or ordered an item, but generally said, almost no factory and few other maker's marks did exist in ancient China before the 20th century. For example, porcelain Imari ware figurines have a characteristically blue underglaze. However, in stamped versions it also occurred on mass produced export wares well into the 1930s. Again, this takes time and can make your eyes hurt, but will be worth the effort. This is true even for pieces of similar quality.
Eiraku The Eiraku lineage were important and historically significant potters in Kyoto from the 18th Century right through to the present day. . Some, as in the case of hand-decorated figurines, are signed with handwritten initials or a simple logo of the artist or modeler. Figural subjects, animals, birds or insects will all add value to the piece as well. Silver or gold work over a red enamel ground is quite typical for Meiji 1868-1912 period Eiraku pots. Its offices were based in New Orleans and New York.
Unconfirmed identity but looks like Mount Fuji and a stream, similar to Fukagawa. The pieces are clearly marked in a semi circle of orange letters on the bottom. The centre item may have the main marking of the maker on if it is of sufficient providence. Firstly, the mark sort of looks genuine to me but I worry that it might be a stamped or printed mark rather than hand painted. Stolaroff signed the very first contract allowing imports from Japan. These porcelains include imari plates, imari vases, bowls, pots, cups, and even statues.
As a result of the collapse of the Ming Dynasty in 1644, western countries turned to Japan to replace the vast demand for antique porcelain wares. Mark is for Suzuki Company, a distributor which had pieces made with its mark for sale and distribution. You can also see possible English translations too on the left hand side. The company apparently stopped exporting in 2007 and are now only selling domestically in Japan. The antique marks website is ideal for any collector, buyer or seller who needs to research pottery marks, porcelain marks or other antique collector essentials. In use on porcelain made at the Noritake factory, Chikaramachi branch, during 1928-1946. The company specializes in Porcelain gifts and decorative accessories.
There seems to be two primary stamps: one appears to be a crown with a wreath of leaves similar to the wreath found on the Noritake stamp. . The two characters below is probably the name of the decorating workshop. Awata ware porcelains and Kiyomizu wares are among the souvenirs of Kyoto. . Date likely to be around the 1950.
Mark: 'Made by Hichozan Shimpo' hi cho zan shim po zo. First registered trade mark is the Crown and A's mark registered April 30, 1953. Ucagco company mark under a crown mark. Their porcelain was also sold as Meito China. The Aoki Kyodai-Shokai was founded in the 1890's by Aoki Jinichiro 1863-1955. Okura Art China was established in 1919 in the suburb of Kamata in Tokyo by Magobei Okura and his son Kazuchika who were both amongst the 6 founders of the Noritake company in 1904.
Mark: Nihon Yokohama - Matsushita No Sei. Noritake is one of the most famous examples of this practice since they used nearly 400 independent porcelain factories to make items for them, either to order or selected from a catalog they eventually began producing some of their own items, but this was after 1924. When selecting Japanese porcelain, look for brown rims on the edge of plates signifying quality. Mark G C Gift Craft. Mark: Juzan gama K 748. Even if you don't speak, read or write Japanese, the markings on pieces of Satsuma pottery can be quite easy to decipher, providing that you follow some simple rules.
Arita - Hichozan Shinpo-sei In the Meiji period this brand name was used by several Arita porcelain makers such as Fukagawa porcelain as well as other products of the Mikawachi kilns that were exported as Hirado wares. It is not a Noritake mark, but is similar in design to those made during that period. The years below are all tentative and we have no firm data on specific years. Also what would be an estimated date of production? Check our research guides to help you in identifying and appraising your own collection at. Typical eggshell sold by this shop which ceased business circa 1937. These are not kiln marks. Japan saw a resurgence in porcelain production after reopening trade in the 1860's, and Europe was flooded with Imari, Kutani and Satsuma wares under the banner of the Aesthetic movement.
The two characters written vertically read Nippon Tokusei i. His work was than greatly extended by Ms. China enamelware made in China is different from English china or bone china. Mark: Suzuki, imported to France. Netsuke were quite small only an inch or two high , and often depicted animals. In 2007 they became the Arita Seiyou Co. Watch out for disfigured scenes, blisters on glazing, worn gilding and scratched enamels.