Subject:Re: Help identifying oriental marking
Posted By: Bill H Fri, Aug 11, 2017
These dishes are identifiable from the first column at the right of the marks as made in Japan. The first two characters in the second column on both pieces are deformed, because the decals used to affix the marks "floated" during kiln-firing.
FYI, even if the mark was clear, showing the bottom of a plate, in anticipation of someone here being able to elaborate accurately on the entire piece, is akin to giving the police artist a photo of an assailant's heel and expecting them to sketch out a wanted poster on that basis. This is to suggest that if you show the entire object, someone in the forum may be able to give you more information regarding its age and iconography, even if the mark remains enigmatic.