A reign mark records the name of the Chinese dynasty and the reign of the emperor during which the piece was made. It comprises four or six Chinese characters, and is usually found on the base of a work of art commissioned for the Emperor or his imperial household. Reign marks are most commonly written in vertical columns and are read from top to bottom, and from right to left. It is thought that this system of reading and writing grew from ancient Chinese traditions of writing on vertical strips of bamboo or bone.
Welcome to Gotheborg. More then 1, translated and dated porcelain marks. An extensive glossary with entries explaining Chinese and Japanese Antique Pottery and Porcelain terms. Important classic articles and documents on Chinese porcelain history.
I am curious if you know the maker of the teapot with 16 petal chrysanthemum with a T at the center mark. Many of the pre war marks are not known. Many small shops were destroyed and records lost. Hello, I am an archaeologist excavating in the State of Israel and have recovered a tea cup base with "Japan" stamped on the bottom.
Japanese Porcelain Marks Gotheborg. Nikko Nippon Nippon Jap. Height: 38 cm. Mark: Dai Nihon Satsuma Gyokusen zo.