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Posted 4 years ago


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Koransha red orchid mark. Wierd shape, I wonder what it was used for?


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  1. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 4 years ago
    I am not sure..but this looks Japanese....very nice!
  2. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 4 years ago
    I could ask my Mother to read it.....if you want me to.
  3. Stillwater Stillwater, 4 years ago
    Would you!!
    Oh, that would be so kind of you Lee, I would be so greatful
  4. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 4 years ago
    I will ask her when she gets back from taking the dog for a walk....
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Check out Fukagawa.
    Koransha - Ko Ran Sha - The Scented Orchid Company
    The top mark is the 'Orchid Mark'.

    in Meiji 8th (1875) the porcelain potter and business man Ezaiemon Fukagawa (1833-1889), Fukaumi Suminosuke & his brother Takeji, Tsuji Katsuzo and Tezuka Kamenosuke founded a company named Scented Orchid Company or 'Koransha' and started to produce porcelain for export to Europe and America. In 1879, Fukaumi and other members left the company and Koransha was reestablished by Eizaemon alone. After his death in 1889, his oldest son, Yotaro succeeded the company while his second son, Fukagawa Chuji started the Fukagawa Porcelain Company. The orchid mark seems to have been used into modern times.

    I think your piece has characters under the orchid that read 'Fukagawa tsukuru' or "made by Fukagawa". Pre 1894?

  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Just beautiful!
  7. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 4 years ago
    Wowwy... I LOVE THIS... Stunning.
  8. Stillwater Stillwater, 4 years ago
    Thank so very much AGAIN Vetraio! I will be up all night with the information you gave me doing more research

    Thank you!!
  9. Stillwater Stillwater, 4 years ago
    From what I found on Gotheborg and Google, I think it is indeed a Fukagawa Koransha piece. Thanks V!

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