Subject:Re: Help with covered jar signed, need date and comments
Posted By: Martin Michels Thu, Oct 01, 2020
The red tsuba like mark reads:
Tohakuen 陶博園 Naruse 成瀬 Sei 製 (Tohakuen, made by Naruse). The green mark reads also Naruse. Date around 1890-1900.
Naruse Seishi (1845-1923) was a highly skilled pottery decorator (painter). He started pottery at the age of 13. At the age of 17, he moved to Tokyo and started a kiln. Later he ran a workshop Tohakuen in the vicinity of the Zojoji Temple in Tokyo around 1886, although some sources says Tohakuen was founded in 1872.