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    Posted 4 years ago

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    I am dying to know what year this was produced and the name of this unusual pattern. The mountain range edges are fabulous! This is the first of its lind I have ever seen! Can anyone help me please?

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    1. RCassano, 4 years ago
      I'm not an expert; I'm a research analyst.

      The square marking usually indicates the Japanese "Kutani" mark. These pieces are very often adorned with birds and foliage (i.e., the cherry blossoms here, if I'm not mistaken). Birds were a major motif on Kutani porcelain and china. Red was also a dominant color for Kutani markings. The characters would be level left to right, right to left, or vertical up or down but never diagonal (as if that explains anything).

      Bird motifs with a light ink "wash" style, which appears to be the case here, is highly suggestive of the "Yokahama" style, which would follow the Edo period of 1683 to 1867.

      That being said, Jon Wocher is considered the premier expert in Japanese and Chinese porcelain and china. His observation is that the Chinese are "forging" and copying older Japanese porcelain, so what you have may or may not be Japanese. Usually, however, the Chinese make the markings fairly illegible, so that might clear things up.

      As I said, I'm a researcher, so anything I provide is only an analysis and not a personal expertise.
    2. maryh1956 maryh1956, 4 years ago
      You may be able to find your mark here, a great resource for Japanese and Chinese pottery marks
    3. maggienme2 maggienme2, 4 years ago
      Thank you for the information!

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