Both were canceled in 2001. Mark: Bird in Circle, "Hand painted, Made in Japan". The 2 characters below the picture are read together as Nippon (= Japan), similar to Fukagawa. Mark: Crossed Imperial Chinese and Japanese flags with the Turkish crescent moon and star in-between, referring to Mr AA Vantines business relations with these three countries. Some, as in the case of hand-decorated figurines, are signed with handwritten initials or a simple logo of the artist or modeler. Tea cup and dish with underglaze blue and white decoration in imitation of Chinese. Soma pottery (Fukushima Prefecture) on which a picture of a horse is usually seen. IE&C Co (?) Ucagco company. 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. According to family history this should be before 1914 and possibly as early as 1890s. These marks appears to belong to the 'Early Showa' period, where Showa was 1926-1988 and 'Early Showa' is often used to cover the Showa reign before 1945. 1202. Marks was also applied for different reasons that on the Chinese porcelain. Mark is. 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. Mar 18, 2015 - Explore Sandi Logan's board "Collection of porcelain & pottery makers marks", followed by 388 people on Pinterest. Japanese export porcelain. His saké ware is stamped around the footring with the same … The old Japanese ceramic industry was in many ways smaller in scale compared to the Chinese. In Chinese this mark would read same as the Ming emperor. It is difficult to identify them unless there is an example available to assist identification. The oldest marks are black and gold marks found on lithophane Geisha wares. The years below are all tentative and we have no firm data on specific years. Elephant mark. Ikai Yūichi's works are signed or stamped around the footring with the kanji character for "Yuichi" - his given name. sites concerning Japanese back stamps. Ucagco company "Occupied Japan". On some pieces the trademark 'Lenwile' occurs which was also registered by the ARDALT Inc., in 1945, for use on figurines and statuettes. Mid 20th century. Izegara type dish, transfer printed decoration, impressed mark: 749. Mark: Mt. It wasn't until the 30s that the company took on the official trademark of UCAGCO and began expanding overseas. 679. Date: probably late 1920s to early 1930s. Arita porcelain dish with Japanese 'Imari' decoration. 1373. Web design and content as it appears here © Jan-Erik Nilsson 1996-document.write(new Date().getFullYear());. Some of these settled in Arita in northern Kyushu, where they discovered porcelain clay. Japanese contemporary, factory made porcelain ware. Japanese porcelain, "Fine Porcelain China, Japan, "W", "Diane" (pattern), Retro style decoration, later part of 20th century, tentatively 1970s. Vase in Japanese Imari style. One of them were the Takita company, whose mark was T&T in two rectangles. Small family kiln in Arita. Second half 20th century. Recent information has it that. Bought new around 1960 according to the owner. I will share what I learn about the kilns, history, terminology, potters, decorators, styles, and marks… Japanese export ware. The Character Zan, San, or Yama. Tsukuru or Zo. "Souvenir - Japan", "Flower" mark in shape of five "M". 938. 819. Okura Art China was the forebear of the famed Morimura group of companies such as Noritake (Founded in 1904 as. 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. Retro style decoration, later part of 20th century. Ucagco was primarily a distributor of dinnerware and glassware. High-fired stoneware were central to this tradition. 724. Porcelain gifts and decorative accessories. From examples in the Bowes collection, Japanese pottery, Bowes, James Lord, 1890. 919. Traditionally trained artists and craft men, who had lost their feudal patrons, were welcomed to a new venture by the government and by entrepreneurs, to create new products attractive to the foreigners in America and Europe. They were very prolific during the Occupied Japan era, this mark is found on some of the better pieces. Date c. 1920-30s. 1299. 37. Wishbone and Horseshoe mark. 1930-50 Tajimi City or Seto? Mark: 'Made in Japan'. The red dot following the Japanese character is unexplained. 979. Sei or Seisu. Tentaive date, c. 1950. Arita ware is also called Imari ware because the products of the Arita kiln were mainly shipped from a nearby port of Imari. Japanese porcelain with Nabeshima looking enamel decoration. 1038. Japanese Kutani porcelain with enamel decoration. The name "Nippon" was chosen for items coming from Japan. Mark "SPP". Generic Satsuma marks refer to marks added to a Japanese ceramic piece to indicate a style in general instead being the name of a specific company, studio or any individual artist. Teas set, brought back to the US in 1946. Date: probably 1922-44. The company apparently stopped exporting in 2007 and are now only selling domestically in Japan. Yokohama became a center for much of the new trade. 725. Thereafter, he amassed displays at every exhibition, and repeatedly amassed various awards such as the Japan Kogei Association's Presidential Prize in 1971, the Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition's top prize in 1973, the 1974 Japan Ceramics Society Prize, the 1975 Japan … The name Ardalt occurs also on pieces from other countries. 696. Tentative date 1940-50s. Mark: Maruyama Toki Yamashiro Ryuhei, Seto, Aichi province. Japanese distribution company. 19. There is an additional sub category that divides the indention's into ceramic and porcelain indention's. J Bowes, Japanese Marks & Seals is very helpful as is Koop & Inada, Japanese Names. The two characters written vertically read. Tashiro Shoten Ltd. Dating back to the 16th century, Arita porcelain has a global reputation … Thought to date to the 1920s or slightly thereafter. Mark: "Dai Nichi Hon/Dai Nippon" (Great Japan), mid 20th century. 738. Bowl in crackled earthenware. "Genuine Samurai China" Patent No. See more ideas about pottery makers, makers mark, pottery marks. I believe that all signs so far points towards that printed marks occurred until trade difficulties during early WWII made export to the west difficult. Okura porcelain is still made today under the name of Okura China Ltd, with its headquarter in Totsuka, Yokohama. "ORIGINAL AEROZON", The 2 characters are read from top to bottom NICHI and HON, which read together as Nippon (= Japan). Mark "Nikko". Since "Nippon" was the Japanese word for the country of Japan, porcelain made there for the U.S. market was marked "Nippon" to comply with the new law. Around 1930. Unless you're familiar with the Japanese language, identifying Japanese pottery and porcelain marks can be a daunting task. The wooden presentation box is signed with his full name and stamped. The style of pattern design is Satsuma influenced (probably from Kyoto, not Kyushu) based on the way the gilding is applied, the design of the rim, the color of the rim ground and from the way a Satsuma trained artists portrayed weeping wisteria (a favorite of Satsuma floral designs). 772. In use on porcelain made at the Noritake factory, Chikaramachi branch, during 1928-1946. Kamada Kōji's tea ceremony bowls and larger works are signed with the kanji character for "Ko" - the first in his given name. Mark: "T T" in two rectangles. Mark: "NIPPON HAND PAINTED", Blue pagoda. Tentatively a Japanese ware. Late 20th century, 1950-60s. The Japanese have one of the longest continuous ceramic cultures in the world, with the earliest ceramics dating to around 10 000 BC. "GOLDCASTLE MADE IN JAPAN", Mid 20th century, 1950-60s. Most pieces marked. The trademark was created in this era. The US patent Office mark registration was abandoned October 29, 1984, however they are still using the trademark. 723. 1072. Mark: 743. A section which was then greatly extended by Ian & Mary Heriot of which a large amount of information still awaits publication. Mark: Crossed Imperial Chinese and Japanese flags with the Turkish crescent moon and star in-between, referring to Mr AA Vantines business relations with these three countries. Ryu-ho is a house brand of porcelain manufacturer Sanyo Toki, based in Gifu, Japan. The range of Moorcroft Pottery marks begins with William Moorcroft’s time at the MacKintyre pottery and covers the 100 year history of design and ownership by William, his son Walter Moorcroft, other more current owners and marks … 154. 806. 534. 894. However, in stamped versions it also occurred on mass produced export wares well into the 1930s. 1382. Marks on Later Chinese Porcelain It is said, that the only rule that is really certain when it comes to Chinese reign marks, is that most of them are NOT from the period they say. Thanks to Patricia Thompson dated to "somewhere between the years of 1926 & 1929". Covered, two-handled soup bowl. 246. Mark: "KB Japan", Date: probably c. 1950. 588. 632. Bowes, James Lord Henry Sotheran & co, London [etc. Mark G C (Gift Craft). 71. The reading of these two characters in combination becomes. The 2 characters read from top to bottom NICHI HON, which read together as Nippon (= Japan). Mid to late 1920s. Brush washer with blue and white decoration of a fish. Japanese marks and seals. 1915 Production of "Sansui" decoration started. Regarding 'Nippon' marked porcelain, wares marked 'Japan' or 'Made in Japan' have not been as desirable as those marked 'Nippon'. 626. With the new Meiji government, the old feudal system was changed and many highly skilled potters found themselves out of work. One simple and easy guide to reading & writing Japanese is Ed Florence Sakade & al. He is considered as the "father" of Japanese porcelain. "Flower" mark in shape of five "M". 815. Unidentified mark on pottery planter, 1950s ? Factory mark in red, impressed in the porcelain a four character mark. Both marks have been used on Japanese pieces. Marks featuring a crown like this, on the whole seems to date to the period immediately after the second WW, i.e. Many of these companies were in business for very short periods of time. 1356. 24. It is a very unrewarding task to go through lists of marks and signatures as the below in the hope of finding the exact one to match yours, however a modest amount of study can produce a big difference. Mark: WH. Japanese porcelain with Japanese 'Imari' decoration. Tumblers in crackled earthenware. It is not a Noritake mark, but is similar in design to those made during that period. "Rising sun" Nippon. Import and sells gift wares from all over the world. According to family traditions this set was acquired as a gift in the early 1940s. Ucagco company mark under a crown mark. 1298. Nippon/Noritake. Probably last quarter 20th century. It is a modern, late 20th century mark. Could possible be Chinese but, unknown. 1470. In addition to descriptions and photo examples of numerous types of pottery and porcelain, including where they were made, it features a list of Souvenir Dealers. Of the many later contributors I would especially want to mention Albert Becker, Somerset, UK, who were the first to help with some translations and comments on the Japanese marks. Japanese porcelain. 8, 3-Chrome Iida-Machi, Higashi-Ku, Nahoya, Japan. For the last full overhaul of the Satsuma and Kutani sections, thank you to Howard Reed, Australia. 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. His saké ware is stamped around the footring with the same character. - Hand Painted, Made in Occupied Japan". Mid 20th century. 2000 Cranes works best with JavaScript enabled. Indentions are normally in ceramics and are stamped with the artist seal or signature. Help appreciated. 1381. Thank you again and thank you to all I have not mentioned here, for all help and interest in and contributions to our knowledge of the 20th century Japanese porcelain. 1088. 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. The 2 characters above the "A(L)" read from left to right, are NICHI and HON, which read together as Nippon (= Japan). These export products were made in small factories and workshops set up quickly, to meet foreign demands. According to experts on 19th- and 20th-century Japanese ceramics, the color does not help date a mark… The centre top and centre bottom characters are the vertical characters in No.10, whilst the lower right and lower left characters may read from right to left as "SUZUKI". Vantine's, the Oriental Store. Unconfirmed identity but looks like Mount Fuji and a stream. Unconfirmed identity but looks like Mount Fuji and a stream. Mark G C (Gift Craft). Mark of "Nippon Yoko Boeki Co." "wreath with a bow at the bottom and a clover". Style suggests a post WWII date, possible 1960s. Welcome. Increasing the confusion are the hundreds of porcelain decorating firms active in the early to mid 20th century simultaneously putting many different marks on the same wares seemingly at random but probably for some reason. Moriyama Mori-machi. It has since been greatly extended by several contributors such as Cordelia Bay, USA, Walt Brygier, USA, Bonnie Hoffmann, Harmen Lensink, 'Tony' Yalin Zhang, Beijing and 'ScottLoar', Shanghai, and many more expert members of the Gotheborg Discussion Board. Thousands of kilns developed their own regional style. The kiln's name is written at the right. CHINESEOnoldNankin I CADUCEUS. Maybe a "war effort period" mark around 1935-40 due to its simplicity. In the round example which was on the base of the bowl, the character is abbreviated to. The porcelain seems like early to mid 20th century. 283. 1069. Second half 20th century. In 2007 they became the Arita Seiyou Co., Ltd, and in 2016 they became the Arita Porcelain Lab, Inc. During World War II most ceramics factories (for exports) ceased, except Noritake (see Japanese Ceramics … Businessmen and entrepreneurs from all over Japan flocked around the port and to set up shops. 50. The company specializes in N&Co Nagoya Nippon Porcelain. Marks featuring a crown like this, on the whole seems to date to the period immediately after the second WW, i.e. I will share what I learn about the kilns, history, terminology, potters, decorators, styles, and marks… 10, 15, 16, 18. Mid 20th century. First registered trade mark is the Crown and A's mark registered April 30, 1953. Date 1940s-50s, 1343. Even when Japan lived isolated from the rest of the world, during the entire Edo period (1603-1868), significant amounts of Japanese porcelain was exported to Western countries, mostly by the Dutch East India Company. 771. Mark "Kawai", Made in Japan. 1344. 904. 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. Nakamura" of "Moriyama style". Early products seems to be mostly Japanese. Mark datable to the "Nippon" period 1890-1921, probably 1910-20. 895. Particularly in the US, Nippon marked pieces have always brought a large premium over those marked Japan or Made in Japan and certainly more than unmarked wares. More than 400 marks are suggested to have been used by Noritake alone. 921. The resulting flood of fakes became well known to dealers and the more knowledgeable collectors. K amada Kōji. Unconfirmed identity but looks like Mount Fuji and a stream, similar to Fukagawa. Mark: The 2 characters are read from right to left. It is possible that this and similar clear red stamped or printed marks actually belongs to the occupied Japan period (1945-52). 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. All material submitted by visitors and published anywhere on this site are and remain the copyrighted property of the submitter and appears here by permission of the owner, which can be revoked at any time. I am not sure if HIRA and M T HIRA are the same company. Japanese porcelain, "Fine China Japan, "Platinum Wheat" (pattern), "MSI". This marks however printed gives an example of marks that includes "Dai Nippon" in Japanese characters occurs well after the Meiji (1868-1912) period. Fuji, a stream, and "Made in Japan", c 1930. Date: probably late 20s to early 1930s when this type of ware was mostly in vougue. This mark is typical of "seal characters". This mark occur also with "Made in Japan" under it. Oriental China Nippon. Second half 20th century, likely around 1970s. 573. Tentative date 1910-30. 877. From various examples of pottery. Tashiro Shoten Ltd? BOW. 748. 58. Mark "Nikko". Modern, late 20th century. Hans Slager, Belgium, William Turnbull, Canada and Tony Jalin Zhang, Beijing. This mark is probably related to, 677. Mark: Made in Japan, Matsueda. Around 1930. Established in 1951 by, These marks might or might not have been manufactured by the Noritake company. Early 20th century. 1370. 1095. This is true even for pieces of similar quality. Marks was also applied for different reasons that on the Chinese porcelain. Bizen ware (Okayama Prefecture) characterized by their peculiarly humorous figures of gods, birds and beasts. However, the rule doesn't apply in other countries nor always in America because sometimes paper labels and the like was used. In 1956, UCAGCO was sold to Sammons Enterprises and in 1962, Stolaroff, who had become the company's president, retired. 1396. Department Stores: Mitsukoshi; Matsuya; Matsuzakaya; Takashimaya; Shirokiya and Imperial Hotel Arcade. Vintage Japanese Ceramics Japanese Pottery Made in Japan Mushroom Salt and Pepper Shakers Woodland Forest Mushroom Decor Mushroom Ceramic VintageBoxBoutique. The Eiraku lineage were important and historically significant potters in Kyoto from the 18th Century right through to the present day. Marks, such as the ridges left by the fingers in a newly thrown vessel, were frequently accentuated instead of being … Mark: 883. Blue and white Arita porcelain was copied on tin glazed earthenware in many places in Europe, of which Dutch "Delft" is the most famous. Retro style decoration, later part of 20th century. Mid 20th century. The same name and artist stamp appear on the wooden presentation box. After that, just the word “Japan” was used again. Italian drawings for jewelry, 1700-1875. Mark: "TMK CHINA". Japanese porcelain, "Fine China, Japan, "1221", "English Garden" (pattern), Retro style decoration, later part of 20th century, tentatively 1970s. The following marks are still to be sorted into groups. Eiwa Kinsei, "Eiwa (name) Respectfully Made". Date after 1940. 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. To take just one example, the Noritake company which has been active for about one hundred years only, are thought to have used over 400 different marks. It was a kind gesture and I really appreciated that. Successive lords promoted traditional culture and crafts of the city and the first kiln was established as Japan Ironstone Inc. Porcelain with this mark is probably bought directly in Japan, since there are no western characters in the mark. Decoration in traditional Japanese "Imari" style. Tentative date 1930-40s. This is also when we say that the modern Japanese porcelain industry started. Chikaramachi, Made In Japan. Arnart Imports Inc. is still in operation and is currently located in 230 Fifth Avenue, New York. 975. The marks are more commercially oriented, more numerous and can vary even within a set of pieces. "M.T. Ashley Abraham Van Tine 1821-1890, Genealogy home page (outside link) Mark: "Made in Japan". 684. Jar, blue and white decoration. Probably mid 20th century. … While older Japanese ceramics often do not feature any stamps or signatures, items made after 1870 in particular, can bear a variety of marks in addition to that of the artist. The mark simply saysRyu-ho, 龍峰, and nothing more. His full name and artist stamp are found on the wooden presentation box. Bowes, James Lord, 1890. Kilns have produced earthenware, pottery, stoneware, glazed pottery, glazed stoneware, porcelain, and blue-and-white ware.Japan has an exceptionally long and successful history of ceramic … The vast majority of ceramics makers' marks can be classified by the manner they were applied. A warm thank you also goes to John R. Skeens, Florida, U.S.A. and Toru Yoshikawa for the Kitagawa Togei section and to Susan Eades for her help and encouragement towards the creation of the Moriyama section. His full name, along with the Kotoura-gama name, is written on the wooden presentation box. New York A few real-life Samples of Genuine Moorcroft Pottery Marks. Pottery and porcelain (陶磁器, tōjiki, also 焼きもの yakimono, or 陶芸 tōgei), is one of the oldest Japanese crafts and art forms, dating back to the Neolithic period. Found on a tea set with raised dragon motif on each piece and a "copper-ish" glaze on the inside. The booklet seems to date to the mid-late 1930s. Previous to 1891, items were either not marked at all, or marked with Japanese characters. Their technique and skills were the traditional but the products were commercial, except a few true artisans, such as for example the Makuzu company. 138. Porcelains: Kinkozan, Hiraoka, Kyoto Porcelains. 445. To read these requires references such as a good Japanese/English dictionary such as Nelsons. The wooden presentation box holds his full name and stamp. Most of the Satsuma marks were originally submitted by Ms. Michaela Russell, Brisbane, Australia. Tentative date: c. 1920-50s. 9. 881. The Japanese potter liked to reveal the impress of the hand that made the object. 53. Probably 1950s. "Hand Painted - "Japan". After the Japanese invasions of Korea in 1592 and 1598, a number of skilled Korean potters who had learned from the Chinese how to produce fine porcelain, were brought back to Japan. 824. Wada Tōzan's works are stamped on the footring with the kanji characters "Tōzan." One of the Korean porcelain makers was Ri Sampei. 388. Mark: Japanese characters within Rising sun with the addition of "Made in Japan", suggesting a date to the latter part of the 1940s. Mark is, 1. When it comes to quality and artistic merit the picture is infinitely more complicated. San Francisco based import company selling wares from various factories. Mark G C (Gift Craft). UCAGCO actually means United China and Glass Company. Mark: The kanji character inside the fan is. The porcelain seems like early to mid 20th century. The 2 characters above the Gothic "A" read from left to right, are NICHI and HON, which read together as Nippon (= Japan). 1090. Unconfirmed identity but looks like Mount Fuji and a stream, similar to Fukagawa. Tentative date 1980-2000. Stamped. Mark including "Kaga no Kuni" meaning that these ceramics were produced in Kaga Han (today Kanazawa). A rough guess on a date would be late 19th century/early 20th century before 1920s. After many ups and downs including fires, bankruptcy, and name changes, it became the Arita Busson Co. in 1953. Mark can occur on any wares they were reselling and trading in. The largest city on Kyushu is Arita while the largest nearby port was called Imari. Probably last quarter 20th century. 1386. 606. This could be a version of a Takita mark, or just a similar mark. 1399. From 1921-1941, wares from Japan exported to the United States had to be marked "Japan" or "Made in Japan". Tentative date: 1920-40. 793. Japanese pottery : with notes describing the thoughts and subjects employed in its decoration and illustrations from examples in the Bowes collection. Decoration in traditional Japanese "Imari" style. 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. This kind of marks can be identified by the mark being applied inside a glaze area looking a bit like a piece of scotch tape. For example, the most common way to mark porcelain is to use an ink stamp (also referred to as a backstamp), whereas many items have Impressed (blind stamped) or Incised marks and symbols. All expressed opinions are my personal or those of my trusted friends and fellow experts, based on photos and the owners submitted descriptions. 634. 404. 1353. Any information on "Genuine Samurai China" would be appreciated. 849. 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. It has been put forth that the "^"-character or. "Rising sun" Nippon. The porcelain seems like early to mid 20th century. Mark: Crossed Imperial Chinese and Japanese flags with the Turkish crescent moon and star in-between, referring to Mr AA Vantines business relations with these three countries. Around 1930. From various examples of pottery. There are a few ways to help identify Japanese pottery marks, which are called “kamajirushi.” Turn the pottery piece over to view the maker’s mark. We also find a different attitude towards what marks that are put on the Japanese porcelain and in particular the export porcelain from the 19th century and onwards. These are the so-called "Nippon wares". is I05665. Kiln in Saga Prefecture that began production at the beginning of Meiji (1868-1912) period and still operates today. Modern Japanese Pottery and Porcelain Marks (窯印) "It always amazes me what miracles can happen with a lump of clay in just the right hands" You are invited to come along with me as I learn about Japanese ceramics. Mark "Made in Japan" over two characters "Bibi". During the 18th century Kakiemon enamel decoration was also widely copied in England. 905. A little journey to Vantine's by Elbert Hubbard (Author), The Roycrofters (1912). The M$ is referring to the designer Max Schonfeld. Date 1940s-50s, 1389. So while finding a back stamp saying "Nippon" is a useful dating aid its absence is not determinative. Mark: Japanese reading: Eiwa Kinsei, "Eiwa (name) Respectfully Made". "K.S. Some come with the addition of OCCUPIED JAPAN. DRESDEN Thismarkvariesverymuch. Porcelain decorated in Satsuma style. The Word Mark 'GOLD IMARI HAND PAINTED' was first used in the US December 1, 1959. They were the distributor of many Japanese china patterns during the early 1950s. Mark: Bird in Circle, "Hand painted, Made in Japan". The wooden presentation box holds his given name and his artist stamp. Mark: Symbol plus "Made in Japan". A friendly reader, Rosalie Babineaux, have volunteered the information that this marks is a Noritake contract mark for Giftcraft Importers of Toronto Canada in operation during the 50s and 60s. 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