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My favorite piece of antique Japanese fine porcelain pitcher - Fukagawa

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Japanese Pottery318 of 1228a couple more 'mauve' colored pottery pieces, one HAEGER and one INARCONitto China Made In Japan Decorative Porcelain Bowl
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    Posted 3 years ago

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    Japanese collectors would say the Meiji period, which is the name of the Japanese Emperor ruling at the time, 1868 to 1912 if I remember correctly. Fukagawa was one of the most respected porcelain companies then. They made eggshell delicate porcelain pieces like cups and saucers, all covered with intricate red and gold hand painted designs.

    The family did spit up at some point during the end of the 19th century, and one producer chose the orchid as their symbol. You see it here in gold on a brown cartouche on the unglazed base of the small pitcher.

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Gorgeous porcelain pitcher
    2. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      It's a beauty Truth. It doesn't look like an export piece - where did you find it?
    3. truthordare truthordare, 3 months ago
      Hi Karen, I just came across your 3 year old question, on Ebay I think, many years ago, when I was mostly into Chinese and Japanese decorative wares, textiles, etc

      I recognised the orchid mark, but it was not identified. I agree, this is of high quality. Even more impressive in hand. Thanks.

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