May 30, 2014

Early 1970s Japanese Porcelain Set Daiichi Toki 第弌陶器 Takahashi Imports 高橋 Kakiemon Style

Modern Japanese porcelain set. Soap dish, drinking cup and two containers with lids.  Is "maker" marked with a rakkan seal that reads 第弌陶器 Daiichi Toki.   One of the pieces also has the Japanese mum sticker for 高橋 Takahashi, San Francisco, a US importer.

Dai-ichi Toki is an exporter based in Tajimi City, Gifu, Japan. Takahashi is not the maker, but an importers/exporters who purchase wares in bulk from kilns and exporters, etc, for import to other countries for retail markets, mainly in the US & Europe.

So called expert "Gotheborg" erroneously claims the mark says Takahashi, which it does not since it says Daiichi Toki, with the characters 第弌陶器 in seal script.  The reason for this misidentification is probably due to the fact that an object with this mark had a Takahashi Imports sticker on it since Takahashi sold numerous Dai Ichi Toki products among various other makers.

Early 1970s Seal Marking 第弐陶器 Daiichi Toki

Early 1970s Kakiemon Style Japanese Porcelain Cup 第弌陶器 Da-ichi Toki Takahashi 高橋

Early 1970s Kakiemon Style Japanese Porcelain Cup 第弌陶器 Daiichi Toki Takahashi 高橋

Early 1970s Kakiemon Style Japanese Porcelain Cup with Lid. 第弌陶器 Dai-ichi Toki Takahashi 高橋

Early 1970s Kakiemon Style Japanese Porcelain Set. 第弌陶器 Daiichi Toki Takahashi 高橋

Early 1970s 第弌陶器 Daiichi Toki seal & Takahashi Imports 高橋 sticker

Early 1970s Kakiemon Style Japanese Porcelain Cup with Lid. 第弌陶器 Dai-ichi Toki Takahashi 高橋

Early 1970s Kakiemon Style Japanese Porcelain Soap Dish. 第弌陶器 Dai-ichi TokiTakahashi 高橋
第弌陶器 Daiichi Toki

Seal marking translated by Lita Xú Líng Kelley

NOTE:   3/17/2015.  I am downsizing my collection and just listed this set on eBay

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