Japanese Porcelain Marks

Japanese Porcelain Maker's Marks & Signatures

Japanese Porcelain Marks
List of Japanese Porcelain Maker's Marks and Signatures
on Antique & Modern Japanese Porcelain


The Japanese porcelain maker's marks & signatures listed below are currently not in any specific order or categorized by maker, artist, period or style, etc.

Japanese Porcelain Marks - Tashiro, 田代
Tashiro, 田代
Yokohama, Japan
Late Meiji- early Taisho







Japanese Porcelain Marks - Tashiro, 田代
 Tashiro, 田代
Yokohama, Japan
Late Meiji - early Taisho

 
Japanese Porcelain Marks - Tashiro Zo - 田代造
 Tashiro Zo (Made by Tashiro ) - 田代
Taisho period
Yokohama, Japan
Japanese Porcelain Marks - Arita Hijiriyama - 有田 聖山窯
Arita Hijiriyama - 有田 聖山窯
Hijiriyama Kiln, Northwestern Kyushu Province, Saga prefecture, Japan
Late 20th century
Japanese Porcelain Marks - Eiwa Kinsei,  栄和謹製 ( Róng hé jǐn zhì ), ( Carefully Made by Eiwa)
Eiwa Kinsei,- 栄和謹製 ( Carefully Made by Eiwa)
1970s -1980

Gotheborg incorrectly identifies this mark as Rong Hau Jin Zhi, which is incorrect because that reading would only be true if it were Chinese, not Japanese.



Japanese Porcelain Mark - Eiwa Kinsei,- 栄和謹製 ( Carefully Made by Eiwa)
 Eiwa Kinsei,- 栄和謹製 ( Carefully Made by Eiwa)
1990s-current
Japanese Porcelain Marks - Dai Ichi Toki Co ltd. 第弌陶器
Dai Ichi Toki Co ltd. 第弌陶器
Tajimi-Shi, Gifu, Japan
1970s


Gotheborg incorrectly lists this mark as Takahashi.  The reason for that is due to the fact that San Francisco based importer Takahashi Imports sold many Dai Ichi Toki wares, along with numerous other makers with Takahashi branded stickers on the base.  
Japanese Porcelain Marks - Kutani - 九谷
Kutani - 九谷
1950s - 1960


Japanese Porcelain Marks - Kutani Zo- 九谷造
Kutani zo - 九谷
Meiji period

Japanese Porcelain Marks - Juzan Gama 壽山窯
Juzan Gama (Juzan Family Kiln ) 壽山窯
Nagasaki, Japan
Late 20th century 1970s -1990s

Japanese Porcelain Marks - Kutani - 九谷
Kutani - 九谷
1970s - 2000+
Japanese Porcelain Marks - Kutani Sengaku - 九谷泉岳
Kutani Sengaku - 九谷泉岳
Possibly mid to late 20th century (Still being researched )







 Japanese Porcelain Marks - Satsuma - さつま
 Satsuma - さつま
Meiji period - early Taisho
Found on Kyoto, Yokohama & Tokyo Satsuma style wares.
Not true Satsuma
Japanese Porcelain Marks - Fuku - 福  Arita
 Fuku -
Commonly found on Edo & early Meiji period Arita porcelain.Also found on later pieces from Taisho & Showa periods

Japanese Porcelain Marks - TT Hand Paint Made in Japan - Takito Company
TT Hand Paint Made in Japan - Takito Company
Taisho to Showa period 1921 - 1941







Japanese Porcelain Marks - Kochi Gama , 高知窯
Kochi Gama , 高知窯 (or Kouchigama)
Modern, late 20th century Seto









Japanese Porcelain Marks - Eiraku Zo Fuzan Sei - 永樂造 秋山製
Eiraku Zo Fuzan Sei - 永樂造 秋山製
Made by Eiraku & Fuzan
( Some erroneously translate Fuzan as Akiyama or Akirayama)










Japanese Porcelain Marks - Kutani Ide Sei , 九谷 井出製
Kutani Ide Sei , 九谷 井出製
Taisho period


Japanese Porcelain Marks - Fukugawa Porcelain Company

Fukugawa Porcelain Company









Japanese Porcelain Marks - Nakamura Zo (Made by Nakamura) 中村 造
Nakamura Zo (Made by Nakamura) 中村 造









Japanese Porcelain Marks - Makuzu Kozan - 真葛 香山 製
Makuzu Kozan - 真葛 香山 製 (Sanekazura Kayama-sei ?)
Early 1900s late Meiji









Japanese Porcelain Marks - Kaga Kutani Zo - 加賀 九谷造
Kaga Kutani Zo - 加賀 九谷造 -
Early 1900s Meiji to Taisho period

Japanese Porcelain Marks - Dai Nihon Kyoto Matsuura Zo - 大日本京都松浦造
Dai Nihon Kyoto Matsuura Zo - 大日本京都松浦造
( made by Matsuura, Kyoto, Japan ) Meiji period
Japanese Porcelain Marks - Kutani Yuzan Zo - 九谷 遊山堂 - Made in Kutani by Yuzan
Kutani Yuzan Zo - 九谷 遊山堂 - Made in Kutani by Yuzan
Artist name: Sasada Yuzan     Meiji period

Japanese Porcelain Marks - Fukagawa Seiji - 深川 政治
Fukagawa Seiji - 深川 政治
Modern:  Late 20th century


Japanese Porcelain Marks - Mokusen - 目線
Mokusen - 目線
Mid to late 20th century?







Japanese Porcelain Marks - Shimazu Clan Family Crest, Kazan - 火山
Shimazu Clan Family Crest, Kazan - 火山
Meiji period Satsuma








Japanese Porcelain Marks - Kutani Taniguchi Sei - 九谷 谷口 性
Kutani Taniguchi Sei - 九谷 谷口 製
Meiji period

Japanese Porcelain Marks - Shuho - 秀峰
Shuho - 秀峰
Modern, late 20th century
Japanese Porcelain Marks - Matsumine Kiln - 松峰窯
Matsumine Kiln - 松峰窯 
Modern, late 20th century
Japanese Porcelain Marks - Matsumine - 松峰
Matsumine - 松峰
Modern, late 20th century






Japanese Porcelain Marks - Koma Tadashi - 駒正
 Koma Tadashi - 駒正
Modern, late 20th century








Japanese Porcelain Marks - Nihon / Nippon - 日本 = Japan
Nihon / Nippon - 日本 = Japan
Late Meiji to Taisho period 1921

Japanese Porcelain Marks - Kaga Kutani -  加賀九谷
Kaga Kutani -  加賀九谷
Showa period
Kutani produced in Kaga Han ( Kanazawa )






Japanese Porcelain Marks - Yamahiro Pottery Studio - 山弘陶苑 -  ( Yamahiro Toen )
Yamahiro Pottery Studio - 山弘陶苑 -  ( Yamahiro Toen )
1970s - present
Yamahiro Manufacturing Co. Seto City, Aichi, Japan


This mark does NOT say Sanko Toen as Gotheborg erroneously claims .  It is flat out wrong, not even remotely close, with the exception of Toen.

Japanese Porcelain Marks - Nishimine - 西峰作 ( Nishimine Saku - Made by Nishimine )
 Nishimine - 西峰作 ( Nishimine Saku - Made by Nishimine )
Showa period Arita/Imari






Japanese Porcelain Marks - Sachi Kinsei - 佐地謹製 (Carefully made by Sachi )
Sachi Kinsei - 佐地謹製 (Carefully made by Sachi )
Showa period to modern era






Japanese Porcelain Marks - Kutani Soshu - 九谷総集

Kutani Soshu - 九谷総集









Japanese Porcelain Marks - Chikusai Kiln - 竹斎

Chikusai Kiln - 竹斎
Modern, late 20th century








Japanese Porcelain Marks - Yamashita Zo - 山下造
 Yamashita Zo - 山下 (Made by Yamashita)
Yokohama, Japan.  1898 -1924








Japanese Porcelain Marks - Kawamoto, Yokohama - 日本横浜 川本 につい
Kawamoto, Yokohama - 日本横浜 川本 につい
( Nihon Yokohama Kawamoto ni tsui )
Late Meiji - early Taisho






Japanese Porcelain Marks - Dai Nihon Kutani Sakou-do Sei - 大日本九谷 栄生堂製  (Dai Nippon Kutani Eisei-Do Made )
Dai Nihon Kutani Sakou-do Sei - 大日本九谷 栄生堂製
 (Dai Nippon Kutani Eisei-Do Made )








Japanese Porcelain Marks - Kutani Taisen - 九谷泰仙
 Kutani Taisen - 九谷泰仙
Modern, 20th century








Japanese Porcelain Marks - Kutani Eizan - 九谷栄山.
Kutani Eizan - 九谷栄山.
Modern, 20th century








Mino Yaki Wakashi Osamu Kuchi Kama Keizan-Saku M382 Mark reads: 美濃焼 井乃口窯 啓山作 M382
 Mino Yaki Wakashi Osamu Kuchi Kama Keizan-Saku M382
Mark reads: 美濃焼 井乃口窯 啓山作 M382








Japanese Porcelain Marks - Ryu-Ho - 龍峰 - Sanyo Toki
 Ryu-Ho - 龍峰
Ryu-ho
is a house brand of porcelain manufacturer Sanyo Toki, based in Gifu, Japan.  

 
It is a modern, late 20th century mark.

The mark simply says Ryu-ho, 龍峰, and nothing more.
In English it means Dragon Peak.
Japanese Porcelain Marks - Ryu-Ho - 龍峰 - Sanyo Toki
 Ryu-Ho - 龍峰


See above:





Japanese Porcelain Marks - Toen Kutani - 陶園九谷
Toen Kutani - 陶園九谷
20th century









Japanese Porcelain Marks - Tachikichi - 橘吉
Tachikichi - 橘吉
Kyoto, Japan
20th century




Japanese Porcelain Marks -  Teien - 定園
 Teien - 定園
Modern, 20th century







Japanese Porcelain Marks - Kayama - 加山
Kayama - 加山
20th century







Japanese Porcelain Marks - Kutani Miyama - 九谷 美山
Kutani Miyama - 九谷 美山








Japanese Porcelain Marks - Yokohama Kawamoto - 橫濱川本
 Yokohama Kawamoto - 橫濱川本










Japanese Porcelain Marks - Seiho Kiln - 清峰窯印

Seiho Kiln - 清峰窯印
(Seal of Seiho Kiln )






Japanese Porcelain Marks - Kozan Gama (Kozan Kiln ) - 庫山窯
 Kozan Gama (Kozan Kiln ) - 庫山窯

Late 20th century, company still in operation.
Maebata China Corporation, Tajimi City, Gifu, Japan.

Wares with this mark are Minoyaki, not to be confused with Arita Kazangama.   Gotheborg incorrectly identifies this mark as Kasan Gama, and being Arita, which is incorrect.

Japanese Porcelain Marks -  Kutani Touzan - 九谷陶山

 Kutani Touzan - 九谷陶山









Japanese Porcelain Marks - Suzuki Company - 铃木
 Suzuki Company - 铃木
Suzuki was a distributor. All Suzuki marked wares are post WWII up to late 20th Century








Japanese Porcelain Marks - Nio Kiln / Niogama / Nio Kama -  仁王
Nio Kiln / Niogama / Nio Kama -  仁王
Okinawa, Japan









Japanese Porcelain Marks - Kazan Kiln / Kazangama - 崋山
Kazan Kiln / Kazangama - 崋山Arita





Japanese Porcelain Marks - Gen'emon 源右衛門窯 





Gen'emon Kiln - 源右衛門窯
Arita






 Kinpo Kiln - 琴峰Hasami








Japanese Porcelain Marks - Hayashi Kuro Kiln - Rinkuro gama in Japanese, - .林九郎窯
Hayashi Kuro Kiln - Rinkuro gama in Japanese, - .林九郎窯Imari








Japanese Porcelain Marks - Rozan Kiln - Rozangama - 魯山窯
Rozan Kiln - Rozangama - 魯山窯
Imari









Japanese Porcelain Marks - Arakito Kiln - 荒木陶窯
Arakito Kiln - 荒木陶窯
Satsuma









Japanese Porcelain Marks - Momohaku Kiln - 桃伯窯
Momohaku Kiln - 桃伯窯
Satsuma








Japanese Porcelain Marks -  Nakagama - 中窯  Japan
 Nakagama ( 中窯  Japan )









Japanese Porcelain Marks- Toraku - 陶樂
 Toraku - 陶樂
Mark found on Arita /Imari style vase









Japanese Porcelain Marks - Nabeshima Seizan - 鍋島晴山
Nabeshima Seizan - 鍋島晴山
20th century








 Nabeshima Seizan - 鍋島晴山
Meiji period










Japanese Porcelain Marks - Saishintei Keiko sei - 最新亭 稽古 性
Saishintei Keiko sei - 最新亭 稽古 製
Early Meiji period
















Japanese Porcelain Marks - Ming Zhi - 明志 - Akira Kokorozashi
Ming Zhi - 明志 - Akira Kokorozashi
 Meiji period
Japanese Porcelain Marks - Kinkozan Zo - 金庫残造
Kinkozan Zo ( Made by Kinkozan ) - 金庫残造
Satsuma, Meiji period







Japanese Porcelain Marks - Taniguchi Sei - 谷口性
Taniguchi Sei ( Made by Taniguchi ) - 谷口製
Late Meiji period, Satsuma
Japanese Porcelain Marks - Dai Nippon Kutani Zo - 大日本九谷造
Dai Nippon Kutani Zo - 大日本九谷










Japanese Porcelain Marks - Dai Nippon Nakamura Sei - 大日本中村性
Dai Nippon Nakamura Sei - 大日本中村性






Japanese Porcelain Marks - Seizan Gama - (Seizan Kiln ) - 静山窯
Seizan Gama - (Seizan Kiln ) - 静山窯
Late 20th Century to present





Fake expert Gotheborg incorrectly lists this mark as
Gizan Satsu & mid 20th century.  It is flat out BS
The mark says SEIZAN GAMA and is LATE 70s to 1980s


Japanese Porcelain Marks - Kutani Sei - 九谷性
Kutani Sei - 九谷









Japanese Porcelain Marks - Shibata Toki - 柴田陶器
 Shibata Toki - 柴田陶器
1976 to present









Japanese Porcelain Marks - Japanese Porcelain Marks - Satsumayaki Dai Nippon Hotoda - 薩摩焼大日本保土田
Satsumayaki Dai Nippon Hotoda - 薩摩焼大日本保土田
Meiji period Satsuma

Gotheborg incorrectly uses the term Hododa, etc.

The mark says HOTODA.


 




Japanese Porcelain Marks - Hotoda - 保土田
Hotoda - 保土田
Meiji period Satsuma













Japanese Porcelain Marks - Hotoda - 保土田

Hotoda - 保土田
Meiji period Satsuma



Japanese Porcelain Marks - Kutani Bunpo - 九谷文保
Kutani Bunpo - 九谷文保
1970s-1980s


 







Japanese Porcelain Marks - Marumi Gama Kinsei - マル美窯謹製
Marumi Gama Kinsei - マル美窯謹製
( Humbly made at Round Beauty Kiln )










Japanese Porcelain Marks - Japon Ishiyama - 石山
Japon Ishiyama - 石山
1920s-1930s, made for export to France & Philippines









Japanese Porcelain Marks -  Dai Nihon Arita Machi Fukagawa Sei - 大 日本有田 街深川製  (Great Japan, Arita Ware made by Fukagawa)
 Dai Nihon Arita Machi Fukagawa Sei - 大 日本有田 街深川製
(Great Japan, Arita Ware made by Fukagawa)








Japanese Porcelain Marks - Kinkozan Zo ( Made by Kinkozan ) - 金庫残造
Kinkozan Zo ( Made by Kinkozan ) - 金庫残造










Japanese Porcelain Marks -  Kinpo - 金歩
 Kinpo - 金歩
 Hasamiware










Japanese Porcelain Marks - Seizan - 青山
Seizan - 青山
Modern, late 20th century Satsuma







Japanese Porcelain Marks - Satsuma - 薩摩
Satsuma - 薩摩










Japanese Porcelain Marks - Sanbon zan - Shimazu clan family crest + 三盆山
 Sanbon zan - Shimazu clan family crest + 三盆
  Meiji period Satsuma










Japanese Porcelain Marks - Koshida - 越田
 Koshida - 越田
Meiji period Satsuma








Japanese Porcelain Marks - Koshida - 越田
Koshida - 越田Satsuma


Japanese Porcelain Marks - Satsumayaki Hotoda Sei - 薩摩焼保保土田
Satsumayaki Hotoda Sei - 薩摩焼保土田
Meiji period Satsuma









Japanese Porcelain Marks - Kutani Kinzo - 九谷金三
Kutani Kinzo - 九谷金三
Mid to late 20th century






Japanese Porcelain Marks - Shimamura Sei - 島村製
            Shimamura Sei - 島村製









Japanese Porcelain Marks -  Hizen Arita Yamaka Tsukuru - 肥前有田山カ作る
            Hizen Arita Yamaka Tsukuru - 肥前有田山カ作る









Japanese Porcelain Marks - Toho - 東峯
Toho - 東峯









Japanese Porcelain Marks - Yamamoto Sei - 山本製
Yamamoto Sei - 山本製









Japanese Porcelain Marks- Nakamura Zo (Made by Nakamura) 中村 造
 Nakamura Zo (Made by Nakamura) 中村 造








Japanese Porcelain Marks - Nippon Yokohama Imamura Zo - 日本横浜今村造
 Nippon Yokohama Imamura Zo - 日本横浜今村








Japanese Porcelain Marks - Shi - 志
 Shi - 志








Japanese Porcelain Marks - Nippon Yokohama Kawato Zo - 日本横浜川と造
 Nippon Yokohama Kawato Zo - 日本横浜川と









Japanese Porcelain Marks - Nikkozan - 日光山

       Nikkozan - 日光山
     
Meiji period Satsuma








Japanese Porcelain Marks - Nikkozan - 日光山
Nikkozan - 日光山
Meiji period Satsuma








Japanese Porcelain Marks - Nikkozan - 日光山
Nikkozan - 日光山
Meiji period Satsuma

Japanese Porcelain Marks - Kinkozan Zo Nippon - 金庫残造
Kinkozan Zo Nippon - 金庫残造
Meiji period Satsuma






Japanese Porcelain Marks - Shozan - 尚山
Shozan - 尚山
Meiji period Satsuma


Gotheborg incorrectly identifies this mark as Shuzan.

Shozan & Shuzan are two different makers.

Japanese Porcelain Marks - Ryozan -亮山
Ryozan -亮山
Meiji period Satsuma








Japanese Porcelain Marks - Ryozan -亮山
Ryozan -亮山
Meiji period Satsuma

Japanese Porcelain Marks - Gyokuzan - 玉山
Gyokuzan - 玉山
Showa period Satsuma style Kutani








Japanese Porcelain Marks - Gyokuzan - 玉山

Gyokuzan - 玉山
 Meiji to Taisho period Satsuma









Japanese Porcelain Marks - Ryuzan - 龍山
Ryuzan - 龍山
Meiji period Satsuma






Japanese Porcelain Marks - Ryuzan - 龍山

Ryuzan - 龍山

Meiji period Satsuma




Japanese Porcelain Marks - Mitsumine - 三峰
Mitsumine - 三峰
Minoyaki (Mino Ware)





Japanese Porcelain Marks - Uchida - 内田
 Uchida - 内田
Taisho to Showa period Satsuma








 Wataya Sei - 綿谷製 - (Made by Wataya)
Late Meiji period Kutani









Japanese Porcelain Marks - Tsuchida - 土田
Tsuchida - 土田
Taisho period








Japanese Porcelain Marks - Kutani Shozan Sei - 九谷初山製

 Kutani Shozan Sei - 九谷初









Japanese Porcelain Marks - Kutani Ryusen - 九谷龍仙
Kutani Ryusen - 九谷龍仙
Current 21st century production








Japanese Porcelain Marks - Hichozan Shinpo sei - 肥碟山信甫製
Hichozan Shinpo sei - 肥碟山信甫製
Trademark used by merchant Tashiro Monzaemon of Mikawachi kilns, late Edo period to early Meiji period Arita Imari Fukagawa.







Japanese Porcelain Marks - Dai Nihon Satsuma Koku Ryuzan Zo - 大日本, 薩摩國, 龍山造

  Dai Nihon Satsuma Koku, Ryuzan Zo - 大日本, 薩摩國, 龍山造
 ( Made by Ryuzan in the Kingdom of Satsuma of Imperial Japan )
Meiji period Satsuma








Japanese Porcelain Marks - Manju - 滿壽
Manju - 滿壽Means long life / longevity









Japanese Porcelain Marks - Unzan - 雲山
Unzan - 雲山
Meiji period Satsuma







Japanese Porcelain Marks - Kyoto Unzan - 京都雲山
      Kyoto Unzan - 京都雲山
     Meiji period Satsuma









Japanese Porcelain Marks - Kakiemon Sakaida XIII

 Kakiemon Sakaida XIII
Showa period













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306 comments:

  1. Nabeshima Seizan - 鍋島晴山 Late 20th century

    Do you know which kiln it is from? Does it have a link with 青山?

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    1. Seizan is the name of the kiln. Seizan was a Nabeshima clan kiln

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  2. I would like to know something more about this.




    Font is red in a red circle.

    Thanks in advance

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    1. Hello
      I have one cup but I have no idea when it is so pls can you help me to knw ? If you can help me then contact me in Google so I can sent pic of the cup.
      thank you

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    2. Hello
      I have one cup but I have no idea when it is so pls can you help me to knw ? If you can help me then contact me in Google so I can sent pic of the cup.
      thank you

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  3. I have a piece of porcelain with this mark 開造祥瑞五良太夫製之

    Possibly 18/19th c, does the mark seem familiar ?

    Thanks,

    Vic

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  4. That's a Chinese Ming period mark, however, that does not mean it's actually from Ming era.

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  5. I was looking for more information about this

    http://imgur.com/MLPL8cr

    is it mino yaki

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    1. Yes, it's Minoyaki. The mark is 三峰 , Mitsumine

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  6. How can I copy a mark here from a piece of porcelain?

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    1. Take a photo of the mark and upload it to somewhere like Flickr or photo image hosting site and then paste the link in comment and I'll take a look at it for you

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    2. Thank you, I have uploaded a photo to my web site. www.robertljarvisimages.zenfolio.com. On the opening page scroll down, there is a folder titled Porcelain mark, it is there.

      I would be grateful for any information regarding this mark. It is on a hand painted porcelain tea set featuring flying mallard duck. I think it was probably made in the early 20th century for the tourist trade.

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    3. Your mark says 安田造 , Yasuda Zo, Made by Yasuda.
      May I save your image and add it to my list?

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    4. Please do. Can you tell me anything more for example the period the marking was used in?

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    5. Generally, the entire piece needs to be seen in order to make that determination, although Yasuda company was active during the late Meiji through Taisho years.

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  7. Hello, I have a pair of vases with the mark 美山 (reading possibly miyama?) preceded by the cross in circle. Any ideas?

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    1. Yes, you have the correct name. The cross in circle is the Shimazu clan Mon which means your piece is Satsuma

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  8. Thank you for sharing your website and knowledge. I have been looking for information on this mark. Is it one you are familiar with? Thank you regardless.
    http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah63/rb113/SUNP00531_zpseae978b0.jpg

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    1. Unfortunately I'm unable to see the first character. It's too blurry and illegible for me to make out. The second character is 窯 for Gama, the Japanese word for kiln

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    2. Hi, do you know anything about Yamaka from Hizen (you show their mark here), I could not find anything about them...
      Thank you very much!

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  9. Lita, you have constructed a wonderful lisitng of Japanese porcelain and other lists. Thanks for sharing this with the rest. Yoshio Kusaba

    P.S. We are both on the Facebook Japanese ceramics group. My e-mail is: ykusaba@csuchico.edu

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  10. Hi Lit a - I was wondering if you can decipher this mark? http://imgur.com/7zkMTT4
    I can share more pictures if you want :)
    thanks, Alex

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  11. Hi
    I am trying to identify if this is a piece of Japanese or Chinese pottery
    Regards


    Nigel

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1P7TYt4Pj5WEHKu4pEBGK2N2rSXZXHR4d0w/view?usp=sharing

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  12. Hi I am trying to Identify these pieces of oriental pottery. I found them while cleaning out Mother-in-law's house after her passing. Any information you can offer is greatly appreciated.


    http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/glescheck0302/library/?sort=3&page=1

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  13. Would you be able to identify these marks that are on orange red porcelain with silver overlay of dragons and symbols?

    http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/hobbithouse5/library/Japanese%20Red%20Marks?sort=3&page=1

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  14. Thank you so much for such an interesting and informative blog - I didn't know my Fuku from my Kutani but now I am getting there - but in all seriousness it is a wonderful blog and has given me a new interest in trying to find out about a Japanese or Chinese bowl I have - maybe i will send you some pictures in time. In the meanwhile thanks again and keep up this wonderful blog - Gary - London

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  15. Could you tell me more about a dish if I sent you a picture of it

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  16. I have a porcelain tea set with the rising sun in brown,machine printed. Also the two Japanese characters for Nippon plus "HANDGEMELT". The German for hand made. The style of the set is 18th-19th C. German. Can you tell me the maker and the age. It is of high quality material and painting. Thank you.

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  17. Hi,
    Could you tell me what does the RT in "大日本 RT" mean? This is a mark in red colour at the bottom of a pot. Thanks a lot in advance.

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  18. I have a mark I have no clue what it says or is? Anyone know? BTW great info on this blog! Well done!!!! I don't know how to upload a pic? It is on a piece of earthenware prob Japanese? 2 characters one looks like a pitch fork with a line at the middle and bottom the other looks like a walking 3 part armadillo with a curved tongue sticking out ???

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  19. Would you know which kiln this might be from? Thank you.
    http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/fr011/0505151520_zpsfnynrnjq.jpg

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  20. What an informative site, thanks. I have a small ceramic vase with lid bought in a store in Hong Kong in 1972. I always thought it was Chinese but the mark seems otherwise as it has the cross in the circle at the top.
    After that in order, but I only know Mandarin hanzi: lin for forest, shi for market and shan for mountain. Does that mean anything?
    The gold paint is still very good as well as the flowers and birds but the crackling has worsened and the vase darkened because of oil I put in it years ago but I love it.

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  21. I now see that my mark on my little vase would be said ' hayashi shi zan'.
    As it begins with the Shimazu clan Mon mark is it Satsuma ware?
    appreciate any help....

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  22. I have a mark i want to know more about. May i email it to you?

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  23. Oops - by the way it's on a Kutani porcelain sleeping cat - a very nicely done one.

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  24. Do you know the full translation of the following mark, I only have a partial which I cannot have dated

    Mark: Yamashita tsukuri, meaning "Hill Foot Made"

    http://www.gotheborg.com/marks/bild/692_fullsize.jpg

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  25. I am at a loss to decipher this mark, I lack the knowledge and your website is the best I've found so I'm inspired but still clueless. I believe this to be a Showa period vase, can you help me or advise a source for further research? Thanks in advance.
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/iyadc9thbmq0gwi/AADUGMNNBJY4wla2pRhHwpHXa?dl=0

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  26. I apologize for not getting back to so many of you who asked questions. I have been overwhelmed lately with too much going on and health issues, so have not had the time to update my list, write new posts or answer reader's questions. Hopefully soon things will settle down and I can get back to each of you soon.

    Thank you

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    1. Lita,

      Thank you for a GREAT place for information. I have a piece with a mark I'm trying to ID but won't bother you here. Just wanted to say thank you and hope you're feeling well.

      Sharon

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  27. Can't seem to ID this sign : http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu316/cyberion1985/sign/wrt_zpscexsk9o1.jpg. It's from a Satsuma vase , guessing 19th century. Any help to ID the mark would be great, thanks in advance !

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  28. Lita,
    I have a box of china buttons molded in the shape of rose blooms. The box they're in is marked:
    "Aitosha Co., Yuzan China, Osaka, Japan." They were brought back by my father when in Osaka, Japan in 1950 recuperating after having been wounded in action in Korea. If you can tell me anything about them, I would appreciate it:
    Gene Robinson, e-mail: heissen_sie@yahoo.com

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    1. These sound like Kutani style Japanese porcelain - popular as souvenirs for WWII GIs to take home. Similar ones are for sale online at eBay or Etsy. Bysons Buttons website usually carries quite a few.

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  29. Could you help me identify this. It would much appreciated.


    http://i.imgur.com/Ggl2hnC.jpg

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    1. A 20th C Kutani kiln mark. See www.gbouvier.com for complete list of them.

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  30. Hi, Can you help identify this. Not sure if the image is upside down or not.

    http://imgur.com/Qy6GlGI

    Hope you are feeling better soon.

    Thanks

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    1. Yes it is upside down. It looks like a Kutani mark....something "Zo" at the end?

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  31. Hi Lita
    Would you be able to help with this mark?
    https://plus.google.com/u/1/113986288200105186996/posts/6YH3EgN52YA
    Trust you are feeling better
    Kind regards Stevie

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  32. I have a piece that only has in caps the word JAPAN in red, slight orange in color. I've looked everywhere but cannot find out the maker. Thanks so much.

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  33. Is there anything you can tell me about the makers mark contained here:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/134348043@N08/shares/B1oU8T

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  34. Hi I am trying to Identify these pieces of oriental pottery. Thanks a lot for helping!
    http://imgur.com/UjJk2Ob

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    1. The circle with cross is Shimazu crest and is associated with Satsuma, this appears to be 20th century satsuma of some sort, can't tell without photo of item.

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  35. I have enjoyed reading your blog. I am trying to find any information on this type of oriental ceramic vase. Thank you in advance.
    https://flic.kr/p/wDN9QH

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    1. Appears to be Sumida pottery from Japan. Sumida Gawa is the most famous of makers of this type ware.

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  36. 陶德瓷昌 was under my vase. What does it means? Any symbolism in it?

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  37. This vanity set came from my grandmother's house. She was born in 1893. Can you help me identify it's origin? Thank you for your help.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/vxe5a001btozi3l/2015-07-30%2008.43.05.jpg?dl=0
    The marking underneath: https://www.dropbox.com/s/80h26mfvjwsi96v/2015-07-30%2011.05.00.jpg?dl=0

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  38. I have a pair of vases that appear to be matched. Each has a different mark. I have included links to photos. Would you be able to tell me anything about them?
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/90874131@N02/20017733508/in/dateposted-public/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/90874131@N02/20017599770/in/dateposted-public/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/90874131@N02/20179368066/in/dateposted-public/

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    1. These are Japanese moriage vases, 1930-1950.

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  39. Hi can any tell me what a red circle with Red Cross in means on tea set and from what date looks same mark as tashiro

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    1. The circle with cross is Shimazu crest associated with Satsuma but it is used on porcelain wares as well.

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  40. Is there a way to upload a picture of a mark to you?

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    1. You need to upload it to internet, photobucket or some other service and then you post the link here.

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  41. I have two ceramics that says "Made in KS (in a diamond) Japan" and Made in M.I. Japan" What would KS and MI stand for?

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    1. I also have that mark Made in M.I. Japan.

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    2. I also have that mark Made in M.I. Japan.

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  42. Please help identify the mark below. On the base of a small enamel vase.
    2 other marks are on vases which I think are Japanese. The Sendai Nippon mark is with the cream vase and the blue vase is unreadable.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/135983409@N03/shares/Z275Hk
    Thanks for the great site, Julie

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    1. All I see in photo is a Chinese cloisonné vase from early 20th C.

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    2. That answers my first question - so the vase is Chinese. Thanks. Please try the photos again - I have now unlocked them.
      https://www.flickr.com/photos/135983409@N03/shares/3rERa5

      Thanks, Julie

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  43. Hello! Could you help me identify these marks - http://s570.photobucket.com/user/rrbenner/media/smallbowl3_zpssspvpgrp.jpg.html and http://s570.photobucket.com/user/rrbenner/media/pearlvase3_zpsofqynbau.jpg.html. Thanks so much in advance for your time and all the great information on your blog!!

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  45. Hello
    What a wonderful and informative site, intriguing.
    I realise you must be inundated with requests, but I wonder if you are able to throw any light on a tea set that I have. It's some years old, I think it's porcelain, quite thin and light, but I cannot decipher what the marks mean on the base. I have been through all the examples here, but cannot see anything similar. I do hope you can help.
    https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0By__-29EJQ2yc19WbmVTNjBIcFU&usp=sharing
    Thank you so much.
    Brenda.

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  46. Hi,
    How wonderful website which helps me a lot for identifying my Japanese antiques.
    Could you please help me to recognize the time of one of my Satsuma dragon vase? I have been through all the marks in your website, but I can't find the exact one.

    https://www.pinterest.com/tinatanwen/antique-ceramic/

    Thank you!

    Tina

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  47. Hello, I sincerely hope your health issues have continued to improve. I hope you can help me as I have logged many hours searching for information on this ceramic with silver overlay vase regarding the kiln/artist/history. I went to Gotheborg and found it useless. I was told the vase came from Asahikawa, Hokkaido and was brought home by a soldier in 1945. If you are not able to help me perhaps you would be so kind to suggest additional sources that may be of assistance, I love research and have bookmarked your site. Thank you in advance and I envy you your astute and extensive knowledge, thank you for sharing.

    Janet L. Ross
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/134763793@N07/shares/246X2d

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  48. Hi, sorry that I put a wrong link of my Japanese vase. The link should be

    https://www.pinterest.com/tinatanwen/antique-asian-art/

    Sorry for the inconvenience I brought to you.

    Tina

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  49. I have an oval platter 60"x12". It is white porcelain with a blue rim 1-5/8" that depics pagodas, weeping willow trees, birds, sail boats, and people standing on bridges. It is signed Royal Sometula (it is hard to read); and underneath is says NIPPON. Can you tell me anything about it, i.e., year it was made, value, etc. I can send a picture if you like.
    Thank you.
    Diane Truell, Champion, PA

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  50. I inherited this lovely tea set - could you provide insight as to its stamp please?

    Thank you.
    Rebecca, Plano, TX

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/136759101@N04/?

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  51. Hi, Good day to you. Could you please tell me what the marks on the dish mean and what value could it have? By the way, I dont know if I put the writing in the right direction, it could be upside down, since I dont understand it at all. https://es.pinterest.com/amasalo/
    Many thanks. Ana Maria

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  52. I was wondering if you could tell me anything about these 3 statues. I have had them for about 4 years and have looked for information about them with no luck. They weigh 6 ounces, 6 1/2 ounces and 7 ounces. They are about 3 inches tall. Any help you can give me would be appreciated.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/136103689@N07/?

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  53. hi my grandmother has a plate that says "hand decorated YAMAGUCHI IMPERIAL IMARI 24KARAT" she would like to know from anybody know if the plate has any value to it?

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  54. I'm wondering if you could tell me anything about the porcelain mark on this bowl.
    Thank you so-much in advance
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/geoffwelborn/
    gwelborn9@yahoo.com

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  55. Found your blogspot while looking online for help deciphering the marks at the bottoms of two teacups and saucers. When my aunt passed away in 2001, I went to Upstate New York to help prepare her belongings for an estate sale. I found these, and other, teacups and saucers in a box in her barn. These two were the only ones in the box with Oriental styling. Photos can be viewed at https://drive.google.com/folder/d/0B11TjQ7qAeDpb0xxWUI2dGlCNW8/edit. I can be contacted at ellriss@yahoo.com. Thank you, in advance, for any help you can provide.

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  56. Found your blogspot while looking online for help deciphering the marks at the bottoms of two teacups and saucers. When my aunt passed away in 2001, I went to Upstate New York to help prepare her belongings for an estate sale. I found these, and other, teacups and saucers in a box in her barn. These two were the only ones in the box with Oriental styling. Photos can be viewed at https://drive.google.com/folder/d/0B11TjQ7qAeDpb0xxWUI2dGlCNW8/edit. I can be contacted at ellriss@yahoo.com. Thank you, in advance, for any help you can provide.

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    1. Trying to post a link to my folder in Google Drive didn't work. Let me see what I can do...

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    3. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B11TjQ7qAeDpb0xxWUI2dGlCNW8 does seem to work on my laptop, but not on my mobile phone. Give it a try, and if it doesn't work for you, I'll try something else.

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  57. Hi
    I have two vases with the symbol kouya/Takano Kama on it from Japan. I believe it is mid to 20th century. Is there are thing else you may be able to tell me about this symbol and kilm maker.
    Thanks Amy

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  58. Hi
    I have two vases with the symbol kouya/Takano Kama on it from Japan. I believe it is mid to 20th century. Is there are thing else you may be able to tell me about this symbol and kilm maker.
    Thanks Amy

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  60. I have a vase that says on the bottom Satsuma it is in mint condition gold Japanese with raised paint the inside has a crackled look it's old hand painted with handles and a scean of ppl playing music, I just don't know the era it is from I wish I could take a pic but I don't see how to here, It's 12 inches high ! Please can anyone try to help ?

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  61. http://s296.photobucket.com/user/mandiemadison/story I wrote about a vase early here is a photo of it from Photo buket any help would be awesome, thank you

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  62. http://s296.photobucket.com/user/mandiemadison/story I wrote about a vase early here is a photo of it from Photo buket any help would be awesome, thank you

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  63. I have a vase with a mark I haven't been able to identify. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/136512470@N05/shares/pt5909
    Thank you!

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  64. Hi

    I have inherited a vase from my late mother and I want to know a little bit more about it
    Please see my link below to the photos. Your help would be appreciated. Thanks Vicky
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/135575802@N04/shares/bebxb6

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  65. Hi, I have a vase from my late mother that has been in the family for many years. Can you please identify the markings as I don't know where to start https://www.flickr.com/photos/135575802@N04/shares/5b5G6U

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  66. https://www.flickr.com/photos/137649063@N06/shares/4DmqSJ

    Hi. Can you tell me about this vase marking? Thank you.

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  67. Hi I have 6 place setting. In red is a wishbone under horse shoe and what looks like a H And JAPAN. All in red

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  68. Would you be able to give me some info on this little plate I bought?
    Thanks in advance.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/51275402@N03/albums/72157658826335153

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  69. Hi! Could you help me identify this mark on the bottom of a large platter? Thanks ! Heather
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/137947569@N02/shares/9Zn9gH

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  70. Do you have any information about this mark, please? How do I attach a pdf?

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  71. FullSizeRender.jpg. Mine looks SO close to Kozan Gama, but isn't identical. Do you know what it is? Thank you, Teresa

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  72. Help!!I have a horse and appears to be either a fox hunter or equestrian rider attached next to it.Its a 6 in figurine.The mark on bottom is a wreath with a horse inside of it.And handwritten Japan under that..

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  73. Hello friends, i am also looking for help identifying a mark on a recent bought Japanese porcelain vase. If possible please send me a message to my Gmail - nitzan.h.n@gmail.com and i will send you 2 pictures of it. Appreciate it! Nitzan.

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  74. I am sorry to bug you, but I have some small cups in saucers that are "blue willowish" design but are labeled just "JAPAN" not a sticker and it is blue lettering...I can't find an example on the web that is just "JAPAN" written in blue

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  75. I am sorry to bug you, but I have some small cups in saucers that are "blue willowish" design but are labeled just "JAPAN" not a sticker and it is blue lettering...I can't find an example on the web that is just "JAPAN" written in blue

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    1. A lot of stuff is marked Japan in under glaze blue, most from 1900-1930's. After that the "Made in" was required. The Blue Willow stuff from Japan usually dates to the 20's to 30's. I still use some of mine.

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  76. Hello Lita, very nice blog site. More informative than the Gotheborg site for Japanese marks. I bought some Japanese Saki Cups and was wondering if anyone recognizes the mark. I don't think they are old. I just think the quality is very high and was wondering if this is a studio somewhere that sells this. Here is photo of the mark. http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/~MIAAOSwnipWUEZ9/s-l1600.jpg

    Thanks

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  77. Hi ! pls help me identify a bowl i bought it has a red dragon design and a red chinese character mark at d bottom.. Pls take time to view d pics i posted on my instagram account "tazky6970" thank you.

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  78. Dear Lita

    Do you have any idea where this signature is from? https://flic.kr/p/Cf3JLA

    Kindest Regards

    Paul

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  79. Hi, I found your blog after some Google searching. Years ago, my late mother gave me two cups/saucers with this mark on the bottom:

    http://i.imgur.com/E93agVe.jpg?1

    I'm not sure what Asian language it is or what it might say. Any help is greatly appreciated!

    Hope your 2016 is going great!

    - Kevin

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  80. I purchased a tea set at auction and would like to know more about it. I don't know how to submit a picture so if you can assist please let me know.

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    1. From what I am reading, it looks like the only way to share a photo on this site is if a flickr account is created. I don't understand this program and do not want all my photos uploaded for the world. How can I get one photo so I can find out more about the tea set I have?

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    2. just send the link from that photo only from your flickr or pinterest or whatever online photo storage, all they can see is that one.

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  81. Thank you for your informative site.
    I purchased a pair of these vases years ago and am seeking to identify the maker but have not been successful. Hoping you might be of assistance. Posted images of the mark and views of the decoration.
    Thank you
    https://flic.kr/p/Dd6z16
    https://flic.kr/p/CDAmTK
    https://flic.kr/p/CfGZ8D
    https://flic.kr/p/CDAoTr

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  82. Well it is a Kutani piece, that I am pretty certain. A very high quality piece has to be from a well listed artist. I'd estimate it was 1880-1900 Meiji piece. Try Gbouvier.com Kutani virtual library under the potters marks section.

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  83. I have received some porcelain and pottery items from my mother-in-law.
    I don't know anything about them. Here are their marks:
    https://www.shutterfly.com/picturepicker/viewSharePicturePicker.sfly?fid=9a01cf53d43fc1d46cbbd47cbb382743
    Thank you.

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    1. I'm sorry. I've uploaded the marks to Flickr. Hopefully this link will work.
      https://www.flickr.com/photos/26065539@N07/shares/7du5B4

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    2. Hi, all of these marks are Kutani marks

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    3. Hi, all of these marks are Kutani marks

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  84. I have a piece of pottery but do not know what the marks mean.

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  85. Hello
    I picked up a very interesting piece of pottery and at first didn't notice the writing on it....and now I'm obsessed with finding out what does it say( as it is a makers mark I assume)
    Here's the link to a picture that I took:
    [IMG]http://i64.tinypic.com/2j6aja1.jpg[/IMG]

    It is handmade, maybe a brutalist period? But that is all I can say about this piece so far. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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  86. I apologize. I just checked and the link that I posted 2 posts ago doesn't work.
    Here are links to a picture that I took

    http://tinypic.com/r/2rrto9u/9 http://i66.tinypic.com/2rrto9u.jpg
    Thank you

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  87. Im having trouble finding my markings under my vase, can anyone tell me where I can to go talk to someone or look online? I can't find it anywhere!

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  88. Hello, I have a 40 piece dragon tea set which I believe is Kutani. Here is a link to photos https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=1DD3FA474CAB8967!1877&authkey=!AHMpc4tn1dPNyng&ithint=album%2c
    Comes from the estate of an Army officer who served in Japan at the end of WW2.

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  89. Hello, we have just inherited a hand-painted porcelain tea set. I have been told that it was originally purchased in the 1880s. It would be much appreciated if you could review link and provide any additional information regarding manufacture.
    http://imgur.com/a/ivNDD

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  90. HI,
    I bought a set of bowls and cannot determine the Maker's Mark on the bottom, can you please take a look at it and see if you can identify it? I have it here on my pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/237213105351005652/
    And here is the top of the bowl https://www.pinterest.com/pin/237213105351005655/
    Thank you for your time

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  91. Hi, I have a pair of vase marked Koshida and a dish with the mark 完山 Satayama? Does that mean place dish between vases or is it a artist mark?

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  92. Hi, I have a five piece porcelain bowl set with this mark on the box. Can you tell me what it says?

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  93. I have a set of plates/bowls/cups that I got from my late father, who was an antique collector. I'm unable to find any information about the mark on the bottom. Any information would be appreciated.


    Here's a like to the pattern on one of the cups and the mark: http://imgur.com/a/THhJE

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  94. Could I email you a picture of a plate I have as I can't find the makers mark anywhere online my email is jasonedwardgregory@sky.com
    Thank you

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  95. I am trying to identify the mark on the back of a platter. I think it is Japanese. Any help would be appreciated. Pictures of the mark and the platter. http://www.knology.net/kak/Asian/as1.jpg
    http://www.knology.net/kak/Asian/as2.jpg
    http://www.knology.net/kak/Asian/as3.jpg
    http://www.knology.net/kak/Asian/as4.jpg
    http://www.knology.net/kak/Asian/as5.jpg

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  96. This is a great site! I have been trying to find out what this mark means, Thank you!
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/123682328@N05/?

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  97. I have a piece of Nippon that has what looks sort of like a kagome crest but is circular in the middle with 6 points ( forming a star if you will) coming out of the circle around the outside edge of the circle.
    On this piece there also are symbols ( wording I guess) that are diamond shaped with a long mark down the middle of the diamond from top to bottom with 6 short marks coming from the long middle one, 3 on each side of the long middle one.
    These diamonds also have a type of 2 sided finials ( flare outs if you will ) at each end with a dot over each finial/ flare.
    I have NO idea how to " write" it here, hope I explained this allright and hope you can give me some ideas as to what those symbols mean .
    Thank you !

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  98. I meant to add, those symbols are on the FRONT of the piece, it also has a flower design on the front.
    The back has the wordking hand painted Nippon with the wreath and the M mark in the middle of the wreath .
    This site is awesome, I am really enjoying it !

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  99. I have been collecting inexpensive miniature Japanese vases, bowls, etc. by an artist whose works were sold by Morimoto-Toen as Micros for tourists, by Fukagawa Arita as small vases OR-132, and finally, I bought quite a few from Fitz& Floyd salesman. Do you know who the artist was? How do I send you a copy of his signature?

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  100. Could you please be so kind as to interpret the mark on this image for me? https://goo.gl/photos/ZvutjTbjy3ibYdNn9

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    1. I'm guessing no one knows what these symbols are. :-(

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  101. Pictures:

    https://flic.kr/p/ESjW4h

    https://flic.kr/p/EUCTbz

    https://flic.kr/p/EsvHQA

    https://flic.kr/p/EJapms

    https://flic.kr/p/EUCW5k

    Are you able to identify the above marks for me? Set of 8- 1 lid missing. There is an embossed circle with dot in centre on base of bowl or cup and saucer, as well as an embosse " m' " under red glaze, as well as two stamps inside each bowl. The china is transelucent, but densely so.

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  102. Hello, Lita! I found this amongst my great-grandmother's items and wanted to know if they were of any historical value. The cup is eggshell-thin, but the glaze doesn't seem 'perfect'. Any idea what this may be? Thank you SO much - Vicki

    http://www.stratguitar.com/teacup_bottom.jpg

    http://www.stratguitar.com/teacup.jpg

    http://www.stratguitar.com/teacup_inner.jpg


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  103. Could you please help me with this mark on a pot which has been passed through my husbands family to us
    https://flic.kr/p/FdEvwG

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  104. Thank you for your website. I have been trying to find out what the marks on the sides and bottom of this jar mean. Any thoughts very much appreciated. Thank you.
    https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxrtWjVO3RSvUlFtZW5xS3hhb0E&usp=sharing

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  105. Dear Lita
    I am trying to identify the mark on the back of a porcelain. I think it is Japanese. Any help would be appreciated.

    http://www.antiques.szczecin.pl/smf/index.php/topic,3097.0.html

    Thank you very much Grzegorz......email: gdansk4U@wp.pl

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  106. We inherited a teapot and would very much appreciate your help identifying the markings and possibly the time frame when it was made. Thank you very much!
    https://goo.gl/photos/uXPfzNq8LDZin3z69

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  107. Hi- My friend gave me 4 bowls that have 光山 mark on the bottom. I would like to know if they are Japanese bowls or Chinese bowls. They look handmade and hand painted to me. Thank you so much in advance.

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  108. Hi, I have a Japanese dishes, but not recognize the markings .
    you can tell me what it means and how old it is ?
    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/wDbJyhqJp_wp55DSCtwvLtMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink
    Thank you.
    Greetings AVH

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  109. Hello,
    I have a Japanese vase decorated with Prunus flower heads and cracked ice which has a Chinese three character mark painted in blue which I am unable to read. Can you please help me?
    Thank you.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/94270871@N08/26520346045/in/dateposted-public/

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  110. Hi,

    I have three chrysanthemum-patterned rice bowls marked LJ x1878 The pattern and colors match two Fujita Kutani lidded jars that I think are from the 1960s-70s, although the bowls are much more delicate. Are they related? Thanks!

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  111. Hi, I have this deep dish plate. I believe it's japan? Maybe Chinese..I can't tell. Looks like it was signed on front and has six symbols on back enclosed in a circle. Your help would be greatly appreciated. I've posted pics at the following:
    http://postimg.org/gallery/d58ifa2q/

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    1. Chinese post 1950's. By the poor quality and transfer print rather than hand done, I would say it is from Cultural Revolution "Mao" period.

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    2. Chinese post 1950's. By the poor quality and transfer print rather than hand done, I would say it is from Cultural Revolution "Mao" period.

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  112. Hi, not sure if Japanese or Chinese but have hunted all over the internet trying to identify the origins of these items, but no luck so far. Would you be able to identify the items? Any help would be much appreciated. These are the marks

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/141999261@N07/26476228001
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/141999261@N07/25937318194
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/141999261@N07/25937319154

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  113. Hello, i'm hoping you may help me to identify a mark... i have this porcelain figure of a couple, i know it's japanese because in the porcelain says japan. It has a crown over an M kind of in cursive, the 'closest' i am it's that it might... be moriyama... but couldnt find any other porcelain mark with a simmilar M, muchless using a crown...

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/69414117@N02/26678697041/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/69414117@N02/26745675855

    thank you so much beforehand
    ... i'll give you my email just in case haha corazon_elvira@outlook.com

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  114. Hi:
    I want to know if you could identify this mark, I don't recognize if it is japanese or chinese.
    https://mega.nz/#!p8U2zYCL!bnjG4ixdQODovC-N7BlfZ5k3v6YOFWS_u4XjMIbOOAE
    I thank you so much!!!
    Pablo.

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    1. Hi, it is Chinese Qianlong mark 1960's or later

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    2. Hi, it is Chinese Qianlong mark 1960's or later

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  115. Trying to identify these if you're able to please. we've been looking everywhere
    http://postimg.org/image/kp5xic09t/
    http://postimg.org/image/w22sc4aqp/

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    1. Hi, these are Japanese Kutani mid 20th century.

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  116. Hello,
    I have been trying to find any thing on an Imari plate that was my mothers. I have taken three photos. If you can give me any info at all it would be a great help. Thank you so much Janice T
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/130597126@N05/shares/x23r9b

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  117. Hello can you please let me know something about this vase.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/141710192@N06/shares/fyWbCd

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    1. Hi, it's a mid 20th century Japanese piece.

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  118. Thank you Phil Lashio...!!!

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  119. Hello, her is the link to the pic of a signature on my recently secured vase. I have not been able to identify this and am hoping you can help. It must be Satsuma and has a stamp, 'Made in Japan' that seems to be under the glaze aslong with the signature. If it is a new one to you and you'd like to post in in your blog please feel welcome to do so. Thanks so much! http://imgur.com/mHTK128

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  120. hi can you please tell me what this mark is i really want to buy these items but i do not want to till i know what they are ty https://kennyblandauctions.hibid.com/lot/25319324/asian-small-bowl-and-large-tray---matching/?sort=2&ref=catalog

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  121. We were given a vase that belonged to my mother. Can you please review the photo of the marks provide some insight as to who this artist might be. I've seen some markings which were close, but not an exact match. I thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide. http://s1152.photobucket.com/user/sjb1493/media/image_zpsecfll2ua.jpeg.html?sort=3&o=0

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  122. Wonderful site! Thank you. Can I email a couple of photos of a relatively recent mark which I have found on three different beautifully made pieces. They have a mark which looks like a row of 3 pine trees and the word JAPAN underneath. I'd love to know who made them. Very good quality!

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  123. I love this plate and would appreciate any information on it. I wasn't able to find anything about the mark on the back. Thank you!

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/143388975@N05/shares/63N796



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  124. Any help would be great

    https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154171247130960&id=546380959&set=o.215679758477073&source=48

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  125. Hello,
    I have two beautiful painted porcelain bowls with this mark. Can you identify it for me? Thank you
    http://www.deadzoom.com/users/carsmartin/porcelain_bowl_mark.JPG

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  126. Hello
    What a wonderful and informative site, intriguing.
    I realise you must be inundated with requests, but I wonder if you are able to throw any light on a tea set that I have. It's some years old, I think it's porcelain, quite thin and light, but I cannot decipher what the marks mean on the base. I have been through all the examples here, but cannot see anything similar. I do hope you can help.
    https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0By__-29EJQ2yc19WbmVTNjBIcFU&usp=sharing
    Thank you so much.
    Brenda.

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  128. Hello, and thank you for such an informative website. I wonder whether you could kindly give me any information on these marks please:

    http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/LexiG1986/media/20160531_141636_zpsn7rf8nvc.jpg.html
    I believe the golden marks in the middle mean Kutani and the bottom red mark means "made by" but I can't find the meaning of the top left red mark.
    Thank you very much.
    Lexi

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  129. Hi - I've got an antique hot chocolate set my grandmother left me. I've uploaded a picture of the set and of the mark on the bottom of the pieces. I cannot find anything similar to that mark online. Any help in identifying this would be much appreciated! Thank you. Susan

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/141421993@N04/

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  130. Hi. I have a piece of porcelain I cannot identify. If you could please e-mail me at Gabrielflaum@gmail.com I would appreciate it. Thanks.

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  131. Hi. I have a piece of porcelain I cannot identify. If you could please e-mail me at Gabrielflaum@gmail.com I would appreciate it. Thanks.

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  132. Congratulations for your blog! We will follow you on social networks! Greetings from Barcelona. http://www.vaciart.com

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  133. Do you know when EE Nippon was manufactured? I have just purchased 4 small bowls measuring 3.25 inches across with a backstamp with hand painted curved in red and EE with Nippon in blue. I have searched everywhere with no luck. Thank you. My email is caupton50@lycos.com

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  134. Thomas Tower Sr.June 9, 2016 at 12:27 AM

    I came across 20 pieces of Japanese Delf Blue(?)pottery , marked on bottom with "JAPAN" in dark blue color, Please tell me when these pieces were made. Thanks , Tom Sr.

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  135. Hi,
    I've got some plates and cups with this mark https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t34.0-12/13435792_1222766111067336_532082146_n.jpg?oh=5eaf8e8ba9dd64aa8c65c02d513f2521&oe=5761C398 and I can only guess it can be Dai Nippon. Can you help me to indetify it better? Thanks a lot.

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  136. Hi,
    I bought two miniature Vase's from an estate sale and I love them. I managed to figure out that they are Satsuma, I believe from the Meiji period but I would like to know for sure. I took a look at your list but don't quite see the exact one. I collect a lot of oriental items and your site is so helpful. I would greatly appreciate your help. Here's the link, Thanks.
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/365495325991337644/

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  137. I have a some pieces that I have been told one symbol means table and one means sleep. They are in red.

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  138. Going through some things after my father's death. He had a figurine made of bone or ivory. This is the marking on the bottom. Any thoughts? http://s1152.photobucket.com/user/wb2glp/media/IMG_4278.jpg.html

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  139. Hello, I was wondering if you can help me please identify the maker`s base stamp on a small vase . The vase is modern.I have checked your list of maker`s stamps but I cannot find this one. I have provided you a hyperlink to a photo of the mark on my online photo album.
    Thank you for any help you can provide for the identification.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153846500747987&l=d7d00a50d3

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  140. Hello,
    I think my vase is from Fukagawa Red mark above.
    perhaps Koransha but it is not with the usal flower.
    Here their is a kind of fruit and also Tomo-yuki it seems (bad writting...) Can you help me I can send photographs

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  141. Hello,
    I think my vase is from Fukagawa Red mark above.
    perhaps Koransha but it is not with the usal flower.
    Here their is a kind of fruit and also Tomo-yuki it seems (bad writting...) Can you help me I can send photographs

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  142. Hello i have this beautiful plate i purchased and was told it is Marumi Gama Kinsei - マル美窯謹製
    ( Humbly made at Round Beauty Kiln ) but no place does it say the year

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  143. I have a beautiful bowl, very heavy, painted on both sides with picture of three adult females and one child showing a picture of Japanese characters and gold paint, and showing a bridge and parasol held by one of the ladies (looks a bit like cloissone, which makes me wonder if the bowl is metal). The mark on the base in red shows exactly the mark on this website for Ming Zhi Meiji period, plus two separate marks one in blue offset box which is like a ring with floral top and another red box containing a mark that looks like a "u" or a "c" depending on what angle you look at it from. I have no idea whether this is fake because there is a more modern label attached saying do not use for fruit as fruit could be poisoned. What have I got here?

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  144. Hi I would some info on these 2 items, a vase and bowl. Anything helps and I appreciate it. Thank you

    http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/702couponer/library/Mobile%20Uploads

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  145. Hi I would some info on these 2 items, a vase and bowl. Anything helps and I appreciate it. Thank you

    http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/702couponer/library/Mobile%20Uploads

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  146. For us this article has been an extraordinary discovery. A very valuable information for our work. Thanks and regards from Barcelona. www.artpironti.com

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  147. My Facebook page has them. Alicia Gray Russellville, Arkansas. Photos: albums:bowls Japan. Thank you again.

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  148. My Facebook page has them. Alicia Gray Russellville, Arkansas. Photos: albums:bowls Japan. Thank you again.

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  149. Hi!
    Could you please help me identify the mark on this shallow bowl? I am not sure if it's Chinese or Japanese. It was stored by a collector in a box marked Tien Chi (Tianqi) Dynasty but with the photo of another plate.
    http://forumbilder.se/FAEB8/ska-l-3.JPG
    http://forumbilder.se/FAEB9/ska-l-1.JPG

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  150. I have few questions:
    1. Why is it that 10 inch vase in moriage style may range from $250 to $7,500? How one knows which one is worth $250 and which one is worth $7,000? What is the difference?
    2. Does it make any difference in value, if the vase has only the mark of the distributor, the Suzuki Company? (Meaning it is from late 1920)
    3. Why do I find either Satsuma or Moriage style ... can it be Satsuma Moriage style?
    4. Does it make any difference in value if when you knock upon the vase and it produces no sound or dull sound?
    5. Can a gilded (with gold) vase in brown - blue - green - orange - gold hand painted have any value? On what does its value depend?
    6. What does Taisho period mean?

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  151. Congrats on such a great webpage! I have two pieces of turquoise celadon, very light with darker turquoise rim, with these marks. I have researched and cannot find them anywhere. Any idea? Thanks, in advance...and thank you for this page! https://www.facebook.com/leslie.n.davis.5/media_set?set=a.10208548853536459.1073741836.1162117639&type=3

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  152. Hi I have nice sake set with this stamp on the bottom:
    http://postimg.org/gallery/19z95ifxc/

    please help me identify the mark.

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