Subject:Re: Satsuma Chocolate or teapot
Posted By: Martin Michels Mon, Mar 20, 2017
The mark is Tashiro 田代 Zo 造 (made by Tashiro).
It has indeed different colors.
Probably from the 1st quarter of the 1900's.
Tashiro made distinctively decorated pieces, sometimes by Kutani trained artists, but also sometimes in Satsuma style.
The original name of the company was Tashiroya (variation spelling Tashiro-ya) located in Nagoya and began in 1878 by Tashiro Ichiroji. The company later came to be known as Tashiro Shoten (Tashiro Company) and changed their name to Tashiro & Co. Ltd. Located in Nagoya. The company produced mostly export porcelains, which were hand painted in the Yokohama studio on the blank, but the acutual vessels were made either Arita or Seto. The company stopped production in 1954.