Saturday, August 15, 2015
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Tashiro Zo, Tashiro made. Made in Yokohama, probably Taisho Period.
According to "Collector's Guide to Made In Japan Ceramics" Carole Bess White, Tashiro Shoten was in business before WWII and closed in 1954
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
These beckoning cats are found all over JAPAN, in front of restaurants and shops greeting all who enter with an uplifted paw. They come in many varieties, shapes, and sizes. The Japanese love anything "Kawaii" or cute.
This porcelain maneki neko is signed Imari. It was probably made in the latter part of the 20th century.
Vocabulary when searching for Japanese Ceramics *I will be adding to this list Dating ( 江戸) Edo Period (1603-1868) (江戸 前期) Early Edo per...
Kutani ware is from Ishikawa Prefecture. The markings are usually in red. For more information on Kutani try: http://www.kutani.co.jp/en...
From 1921-1941, wares from Japan exported to the United States had to be marked "Japan" or "Made in Japan". During Wor...
Aritayaki (or also known as Imari named after the port by which it was exported) is made in Arita, Saga Prefecture. There are many styles...