Subject:Re: Can anyone tell me the origin of this mark- part 2?
Posted By: Martin Michels Mon, Jan 17, 2022
The mark reads: Tashiro 田代 - Mark of the Tashiro Shoten.
The original name of the company was Tashiroya (variation spelling Tashiro-ya) located in Nagoya and began in 1878 by Tashiro Ichiroji. Tashiro also opened a branch office in Yokohama. 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 actual pieces were made in either Arita or Seto. The company stopped production in 1954.