Subject:Re: Satsuma Mark
Posted By: Martin Michels Sun, Jun 09, 2019
The mark reads Hinode 日出 Shokai 商會.
In November 1876, Toyo Morimura, Chushichi Date and Momotaro Sato established the retail store "Hinode Shokai" in a partnership at 6th Street, New York.
In 1878, Toyo started his own business and established "Hinode Shokai Morimura Brothers" for exporting Japanese antiques and miscellaneous goods.
In 1881, the company altered the corporate name from "Hinode Shokai Morimura Brothers" to "Morimura Brothers" for exporting pottery and porcelain ware. In 1899, Toyo Morimura died.
In 1904 it became known as the Nippon Toki Kaisha in Tokyo, which became later the foundation of the Noritake company.