Subject:Re: Tea cup ID part 1
Posted By: Martin Michels Fri, Jun 28, 2019
This is Japanese Yokohama Kutani ware, date: circa 1900.
Mark: Nippon 日本 Yokohama 横濱 Nakamura 中村 Zo 造 Kore 之 (= Japan Yokohama Nakamura made this).
Made by Nakamura Shuto 1st (1865-1928), who was born the son of the famous Kaga potter of Daishoji Temple: Nakamura Shigeichiro, from whom, from the age of 12, he initially studied pottery and painting techniques. Delving into the past he researched and revived ancient kiln techniques. From 1906 he took the name Shuto, and became famous throughout Japan for superb quality ceramics. Suddenly in 1913 he switched to painting & design and then in 1917 combined the two disciplines in a new approach using a kiln he created in his home. Works by him are held in the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum among others.