Subject:Re: Can Anyone Read Marks On Pair Of Chinese or Japanese Plates Decorated With Cranes
Posted By: Martin Michels Sun, May 10, 2020
These are Japanese, besides the signature also recognizable by de Mount Fuji decoration.
The mark reads (in blue): Dai 大 Nippon 日本 Noguchi 野口 Zo 造 (Great Japan made by Noguchi) and in red: Taniguchi 谷口.
Noguchi (family name) might be Noguchi Seiziro from Ishikawa Ken (prefecture), Enuma Gun (district), one of the names on the list of potters from Ishikawa Prefecture & Yokohama of the World Fair 1889 in Paris. so that might give a date (1890-1900) to your plates.
Taniguchi might be Taniguchi Komakichi (1873-1925), who was also from the Enuma district. He ran the Taniguchi kiln throughout the late Meiji and Taisho Period. Or it might be Taniguchi Kichijiro 1st, who opened a store in Kanazawa for trading Kutani Yaki in 1875.