Subject:Re: Help with Old, Marked Asian Dish
Posted By: Fred Wed, Jul 15, 2020
I.Nagy, thank you very much for your help!
I do find information online concerning Shunko ( now that I've been informed where to look ). Apparently this style of decoration is called " Meiji Chocolate " for the dark colors.
I've tried to find some information about the painter, Inoue Shozan, such as when he was born and when he died, but so far it eludes me.
I did find one other example of a very similarly painted dish by Shunko (" Chocolate ") - it has the exact same "Made by Shunko" marking, but has no painter's signature. I suppose this artist, Shozan, did not always sign his work. My dish is cracked and worn, but as I say, I love the little butterflies, and I've had fun researching. Again, thanks very much for your expertise and generous willingness to help. With respect, Fred.