Subject:Re: help identify
Posted By: Martin Michels Thu, Oct 03, 2019
The mark reads: Shimamura 島村, Kyoto Satsuma ware. Date: around 1900.
It's a mark of the Shingo Shimamura shop from Kyoto. It specialized in the mass production of export Kutani and Kyoto-Satsuma ware for which there was no domestic market in Japan.
Shimamura opened a store selling Japanese imports in Atlantic City, (New Jersey) in 1888. He was also an active participant at the World Trade Fair of Chicago in 1904, where he exhibited expertly made porcelain with lavish moriage slip decoration on eggshell porcelain that was particularly well received by the American public.