Subject:Re: Chinoiserie Dish Unknown Mark
Posted By: Martin Michels Tue, Sep 01, 2020
The mark shown here upside down is Japanese: Hakuundo 白雲堂 Shubei 周兵 Sei 製 (White Cloud Hall - Made by Shubei. It's Seto ware.
Mark of Kato Shubei 2nd (1848-1903).
In 1852 Kato Shubei 1st (1819-1900) opened a porcelain factory & export company along with his son under the business name Hakuundo (White Cloud Hall). In 1877 the son adopted his father's name (Kato Shubei 2nd), when he became head of the family porcelain workshop. He continued the family business, producing porcelain items for export, especially to Britain and the U.S.A., with the same signatures on the pieces.