Monday, September 26, 2016

Ei-Sei-Sha: Ceramics of Himeji 姫路永世舎 (社)

This mark was a long time coming but am so pleased to finally know its origin.

Ei Sei Sha was established in 1877 (明治十年) in Himeji by Matsumura Tokimasa (松村ときまさ) who was born in 1838 in Hizen Arita Saga Prefecture. 


https://kotobank.jp/word/松村辰昌-1111248
http://nippon-porcelain.com/兵庫県、永世舎の花瓶/
http://www.hijiriya.com/himezi_image2.html

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Importer-Seymour Mann, Inc.

Seymour Mann Co. inc was founded in 1946. They imported many products made in Japan from knick- knacks, and figurines, to vases and dinnerware.

       Vase from Mann's Imperial Dynasty line