Subject:Re: Shimamura Sei - Floral Moriage Ewer
Posted By: Martin Michels Wed, Nov 27, 2019
This is what I found out about Shimamura:
Shingo Shimamura was a decorating shop in Kyoto. It specialized in the mass production of export ware for which there was no domestic market in Japan. The studio was doubtless like the hundreds of others in Kyoto, little more than a shop employing young paintresses with good eyesight and a steady hand. These shops produced every conceivable type of Japanese ceramic decoration under one roof, from Kutani to Imari to Satsuma style decorated porcelain to moriage encrusted Nippon ware.
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.