Subject:Re: Wuestion re indentifying caligraphy meaning
Posted By: Martin Michels Wed, Mar 31, 2021
The right picture is the correct one.
The mark reads:
Dai 大 Nippon 日本 Hichozan 肥碟山 Shinpo 信甫 Zo 造
= Great Japan made by Hichozan Shinpo.
The Hichozan Shinpo brand was made in the Mikawachi kilns, handpainted in Arita and commissioned by the merchant Tashiro Monzaemon (1816-1900). Monzaemon expanded the market for Japanese Imari products at that time.
The Hichozan products were produced from approximately 1856 onwards till around 1900 and were exclusively made for the Western export market.