Posted 8 years ago
Sadly the seller broke the tea cup to this gorgeous saucer...
OCCUPIED JAPAN CHUBU CHINA
Occupied Japan marks date from 1945-1952 so just after WW II when U.S. forces were still there. It was thought that export pieces like this would indicate to the American buyers that this money would be going toward reparations after the war. A lot of anti Japanese feelings at the time, so the potteries used the"occupied" marks to help overcome some of that. Basically saying....."OK you guys won and we'll even admit it ." -Mike-
This is all I could find about Chubu China Aim..
Chubu China Occupied Japan Mark – (Porcelain Japan)
TheAntiqueTrade.co.uk Glossary of Antique Terms C
Chubu China Occupied Japan Mark – (Porcelain, Japan) – The Chubu China pottery was opened after WWII during the American Occupation of Japan. The only Chubu Marks that I have seen to date include the Occupied Japan Mark. I am unsure what became of the factory after the occupation. Chubu is one of Eight Regions in Japan and is located in the central region of Honsho the Largest Island of Japan which they call the Mainland.
Many thanks to Mike :)