Subject:Re: Seeking information about a plate or small tray, dish
Posted By: Martin Michels Sun, Jan 14, 2018
The mark is: Hichozan 肥碟山 Shinpo 信甫 Zo 造 (made by Hichozan Shinpo), circa 1860-1880.
Hichozan was a trade name used by a group of Arita kilns & makers mainly for export during the late Edo to the Meiji period in the 19th century.
The Hichozan Shinpo brand was made in the short period of time at the end of Edo period (1603-1867) in the Mikawachi kilns and handpainted in Arita, commissioned by the merchant Tashiro Monzaemon (1816-1900). Monzaemon expanded the market for Japanese Imari products at that time when Tokugawa opened ports for export in Japan other than Nagasaki.