kyoto pottery marks

Date after 1940, tentatively around 1958/1959 - 1962/1963. Mark of "Nippon Yoko Boeki Co." "wreath with a bow at the bottom and a clover". While several readings are possible, Hododa is the most common among collectors. Dai Nippon Satsuma Hododa. Vantine's, the Oriental Store. 344. Jar, blue and white decoration. Okura Art China was the forebear of the famed Morimura group of companies such as Noritake (Founded in 1904 as. The Handbook of Japan and Japanese exhibits at World's fair, St. Louis, 1904, has the following information: "The porcelains manufactured by us are sold by the Tajima & Co., Boston, Chicago, Yokohama, Kobe, Nagoya, Japan, etc., being well known under the name of. I have here collected a number of these and similar marks with the likelihood of a relation to the Noritake sales organization, the US market and a possibly date to the mid 1920s. Various porcelain carries this name separate or in combination with others in their marks, of which some are listed below. Mark: 743. Date: probably late 1920s to early 1930s. 1356. The most recent larger contribution was made by Lisa M. Surowiec, New Jersey, USA. Retro style decoration, later part of 20th century. Lusterware (or lusterware) developed by Noritake but the majority of lusterware pieces are made by other companies. Tentatively a Japanese ware. Japanese porcelain, "Fine China, Japan, "1221", "English Garden" (pattern), Retro style decoration, later part of 20th century, tentatively 1970s. Web design and content as it appears here © Jan-Erik Nilsson 1996-document.write(new Date().getFullYear());. 1095. Arita porcelain dish with Japanese 'Imari' decoration. Mark: Japanese reading: Eiwa Kinsei, "Eiwa (name) Respectfully Made". The mark occurs on several pieces of which some are almost identical to Kutani. 975. One simple and easy guide to reading & writing Japanese is Ed Florence Sakade & al. Mark reads. Marks include "OAC Noritake" and a 5 lobed trademark. Height: 38 cm. Kyoto is a chirimen production district. In the top line, the top right and top left characters are read together as "Nippon" (as in No.6 above). Satsuma "Yabu Meizan" mark from 1904 advertising. In 1941 the offices of the Morimura Brothers Export Co were closed and the "M" as in Morimura inside the wreath was changed to an N as in "Noritake", a name it would not officially have before 1981. 19. Most of the pieces that we see here in the West were made sometime between the mid 1870's when Awaji began exporting pottery, and the mid to late 1930's when the last of the kilns closed. Some of these settled in Arita in northern Kyushu, where they discovered porcelain clay. Literally hundreds of companies produced dinnerware with European or Western style designs. The M$ is referring to the designer Max Schonfeld. Capital "K" in a wreath. When it comes to quality and artistic merit the picture is infinitely more complicated. 350. Tentative date 1910-30. Ceramics bearing the Satsuma Kamon were made well outside of the borders of Kyushu. Factory mark in red, impressed in the porcelain a four character mark. Kiln in Saga Prefecture that began production at the beginning of Meiji (1868-1912) period and still operates today. "L'amour China - Hand Painted". Showa (1926-1988), meaning 1920s to 30s. In use on porcelain made at the Noritake factory, Chikaramachi branch, during 1928-1946. 799. Left: Shimazu family crest followed by cartouche reading "Shuzan"; right cartouche reads "Shozan". Among other achievements the kiln was commissioned for works to be presented to the Prince of Wales, the 25th wedding anniversary gift for the Taisho emperor and the Showa Emperors coronation gift. 589. The Many Faces of Japan. Second half 20th century. They were very prolific during the Occupied Japan era, this mark is found on some of the better pieces. One of them were the Takita company, whose mark was T&T in two rectangles. 606. "Genuine Samurai China" Patent No. 472. Our Japanese Pottery Gallery offers a wide selection of ceramics from the potters of Japan, both antique pieces and those by contemporary artists. Mark "Nikko". Probably last quarter 20th century. They were the distributor of many Japanese china patterns during the early 1950s. Small family kiln in Arita. 71. 941. Awaji pottery was made on the Japanese island of the same name between 1830 and 1939. "Arita" Modern mark, Late 20th century. Moriyama Mori-machi. Ucagco company mark under a crown mark. Taisho period (1912-1926). The artist Yabu Meizan (1853-1934) had his own studio operating from approx 1880s to 1920s. late 1940s-early 1950s. The pottery and porcelain made in and around the Yokohama port were known as Yokohama-yaki, including "Yokohama Satsuma", to which for example the Hodota brand belongs. Mark: "T T" in two rectangles. As a result, Kyoto started producing various teacups (more like oversized mugs) and tools that were used for the tea ceremony. A gorgeous handmade chawan is hand-glazed in an unusual color of a dark purple … "YAMAKA". Satsuma, like Staffordshire, is a collective name given to a fine quality lightweight pottery developed in Japan. Eiwa Kinsei, "Eiwa (name) Respectfully Made". Literally hundreds of companies produced dinnerware with European or Western style designs. Satsuma looking ware. Date: Taisho (1913-1926) to early The Character Zan, San, or Yama. The Chinese marks section would not have been possibly without the dedicated help of Mr. Simon Ng, City University of Hong Kong whose translations and personal efforts in researching the origin and dates of the different marks is and has been an invaluable resource. Probably 1950s. "Lustre ware". An Unusual Japanese Kyoto Ware Porcelain Kogo or Box of a Ginkgo Tree Famous Denshichi Kato Kanzan V. The Many Faces of Japan. Probably last quarter 20th century. For further studies Encyclopedia Britannica is recommended in preference to Wikipedia, that besides having an ideological bias and a number of erroneous Chinese characters, is used by the fake industry to promote porcelain pieces that are not of the period stated. 885. Here, you will find works by masters made with refined traditional styles, as well as new, sensitivity-rich works by young ceramic and pottery artists on display and available for purchase. Many early Japanese pottery marks were hand-painted, as they were viewed as a signature. Teas set, brought back to the US in 1946. The double A mark of Ardalt A, seems to have been a trademark for tableware, dishes, jars and vases registered by ARDALT Inc. Corp., 95 Madison AVE., New York and first used in 1945. Mark of "Nippon Yoko Boeki Co." "wreath with a bow at the bottom and a clover". It is not a Noritake mark, but is similar in design to those made during that period. Hopefully this contribution by, Around the 1840s Ashley A. Vantine (sometimes. Nakamura" of "Moriyama style". Chikaramachi, Made In Japan. "ORIGINAL AEROZON", The 2 characters are read from top to bottom NICHI and HON, which read together as Nippon (= Japan). However, in stamped versions it also occurred on mass produced export wares well into the 1930s. 596. Mark: "Right 右, 10". Kyoto was the center of culture and the biggest economic market at the time, which led it to feature pottery from all over Japan. The M$ is referring to the designer Max Schonfeld. Tea cup and saucer, Kyoto Satsuma ware, Mark: 592. 804. Mark: Tezuka Kinsei, Tokuyama, c 1910-20, 1352. The porcelain seems like early to mid 20th century. Probably last quarter 20th century. There have been pieces of pottery found in the area dating all the way back to the Jomon Period (14,000-600 BCE), but you can trace the modern history of Mashiko pottery to the mid-1800s when it was said that a man by the name of Keizaburo Otsuka noticed the quality of the healthy red clay here and set up a local kiln. Lawrence I believe have this as "Hododa Biten or Hododa Meizan (Hododa company, large company in Yokohama)", Shimazu family crest above cartouche. During the 18th century Kakiemon enamel decoration was also widely copied in England. The company seems to have shut down in 1954. Turn the pottery piece over to view the maker’s mark. Chin Jukan XIV (1926-) (Satsuma Jukan sei). Satsuma was produced in Kagoshima, Kyoto, Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, and Kanazawa by hundreds of known artists, in many styles and by literally thousands of unknown decorators. It is generally accepted that marks that includes "Dai Nippon" in Japanese characters on the whole date to the Meiji (1868-1912) period, reflecting the greatly increased nationalism of that period. Japanese porcelain in Satsuma style. Chin Jukan XII (1835-1906) was the founding father of the satsuma industry in Kagoshima, Satsuma province. After extensive discussions on the Gotheborg discussion board I will tentatively list "yago" marks under a separate heading. Mark: Above "Made in Japan" a capital "S" superimposed upon a system of four triangles within a fifth triangle. Japanese export ware. The middle character 土, can be read as to or do while 保 ho and 田 ta are pretty much fixed. Mark: In the Meiji period this brand name was used by several Arita porcelain makers such as. KIYOMIZU POTTERY SPECIALTY STORE TOHGORO ―Traditional & Contemporary- ... Kyoto has nourished and cultivated some of the finest ceramic ware in Japan. As a result, Kyoto started producing various teacups (more like oversized mugs) and tools that were used for the tea ceremony. The Japanese marks section of Gotheborg.com originally came to be thanks to a donation of Japanese marks images from Karl-Hans Schneider, Euskirchen, Germany, in may 2000, that gave me a modest but nonetheless beginning. A section which was then greatly extended by Ian & Mary Heriot of which a large amount of information still awaits publication. - Hand Painted, Made in Occupied Japan". Meiji period (1868-1912). Mark: Red stamped 'Shimazu' crest and "Made in Occupied Japan". Koshida would have closed about the same time as the Kinkozan factory and the business seems to have reopened post war, either by a family member or by someone simply using a well known name as a cachet. 1566. In a similar way, however, the center of the Japanese porcelain industry could be said to have been located on the southern island of Kyushu. Mark: "TMK CHINA". 575. Soma pottery (Fukushima Prefecture) on which a picture of a horse is usually seen. Satsuma. 771. "Hand Painted - "Japan". Date probably 1930s. The factory produced blanks for Satsuma decorators across Japan, notably Yabu Meizan and Gyokushu. Mark: "K", "Hand painted Japan", ( unknown ) K could possible stand for Kyoto. The mark is a kind of shorthand "Maruni". 1299. You won’t have to worry about bringing anything with you as all materials and equipment are provided. A few real-life Samples of Genuine Moorcroft Pottery Marks. These export products were made in small factories and workshops set up quickly, to meet foreign demands. This mark is probably related to, 677. Transformed their pottery in Kyoto to large factory making Satsuma wares. 35. Web design and content as it appears here © Jan-Erik Nilsson 1996-document.write(new Date().getFullYear());. Marks and Seals. Pictures curtesy of Prof. Dr. Karl Heinz Glätzer, Germany, Click here to see large picture, mark # 1132. Possible date 1950s. 877. Mark: Koshida seems to have been a prolific maker of Satsuma from at least the 1880,s. For most of the "Zan brothers" (marks incorporating the Japanese character for mountain = zan) nothing is known. Specialized in large pieces carved in high relief. These first wares were a massive and hard stoneware, covered with a thick dark glaze, a ware that are so rare that only museums might have a few to show. Blue and red seal marks occurs later. 37. 53. Regarding 'Nippon' marked porcelain, wares marked 'Japan' or 'Made in Japan' have not been as desirable as those marked 'Nippon'. 1137. The wooden presentation box is also signed "Ko" and holds his name … Well you're in luck, because here they come. HIRA". 805. Meiji period (1868-1912). The circle with a cross that often make up a part of the marks, are the Shimazu mon or the family crest of the clan that ruled Satsuma Han however I doubt that any one of the Shimazu clan ever owned or, let alone ordered one Satsuma export style ware piece to be made. Date 1940s-50s, 1389. The US patent Office mark registration was abandoned October 29, 1984, however they are still using the trademark. The two characters immediately below the "rising sun" reads, from, This mark is Nippon Tokusei mark but with two unidentified characters ("mountain" =, 778. The Word Mark 'GOLD IMARI HAND PAINTED' was first used in the US December 1, 1959. These types of markings are more common on larger vases that form part of a set. The most recent larger contribution was made by Lisa M. Surowiec, New Jersey, USA. Mark: Japanese characters within Rising sun with the addition of "Made in Japan", suggesting a date to the latter part of the 1940s. Date 1945-52. 892. Adopted by the Taizan family in 1878. This could be a version of a Takita mark, or just a similar mark. Mark: "K", unknown. "OK" company mark, dragon ware. An exceptional artist located in Kobe, deducted from early signatures including his location. The Chinese marks section would not have been possibly without the dedicated help of Mr. Simon Ng, City University of Hong Kong whose translations and personal efforts in researching the origin and dates of the different marks is and has been an invaluable resource. I am not sure if HIRA and M T HIRA are the same company. Department Stores: Mitsukoshi; Matsuya; Matsuzakaya; Takashimaya; Shirokiya and Imperial Hotel Arcade. Unconfirmed identity but looks like Mount Fuji and a stream, similar to Fukagawa. In 1924 a mark know as the "Cherry Blossom", in the shape of five "M" was sub-contracted by the Nippon Toki Kasha Company (Noritake Company) to independent companies making porcelain for export the USA Market. ), gold mark with separate 'mon', on red. 1479. Due to trade difficulties with China by the end of the Chinese Ming dynasty, and an improved Japanese economy during the Momoyama period (1573-1615), a strong demand for Japanese ceramics resulted in a surge of creativity. Mark: Bird in Circle, "Hand painted, Made in Japan". "Made in Japan / Occupied". Mark G C (Gift Craft). Possible 1920-30. N&Co Nagoya Nippon Porcelain. UNRAKU-gama is the epitome of such maturation. Ucagco company "Occupied Japan". There are a number of examples of export wares where marks including the Japanese characters for Dai Nippon are stamped or printed, that suggests that this marking did continued to be used in-between the wars. All expressed opinions are my personal or those of my trusted friends and fellow experts, based on photos and the owners submitted descriptions. 824. Vase. Sometime between 1748 and 1751, he moved to Kyoto and began to study pottery under Ebiya Seibei (海老屋清兵衛), acknowledged as the "first recorded potter of Kyomizu [sic] faience". Without any scientific foundation or literary source to refer to, I would still like to suggest that this kind of printed Dai Nippon marks in general belong to the period in-between the wars with a suggested end in the late 1930s/early 1940s. 849. There were many masterpieces created during its heyday and several studios have created eternal fame for their names with these magnificent wares. Japanese porcelain in Satsuma style. Shimazu family crest; cartouche reads. Almost all Japanese pottery items bear an incision or mark made by the craftsman, although some makers did not mark the item so that the pottery itself was their signature. made this). Although Japanese porcelain production developed its own styles, the influence of Chinese and Korean porcelain traditions can often and easily be found. Around 1930. Nagoya Seito Sho. Tea cup and dish with underglaze blue and white decoration in imitation of Chinese. Taisho period (1912-1926). Mark: 356. 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