Subject:Re: Kanzan - request for help
Posted By: Tom Fri, May 19, 2023
I think I found the hint (thx rogernac)
Kanzan Denshichi (1821-1890) and No.311 Japan Tokyo Hyochien painted
In work Yoshie Itani "EXPORT PORCELAIN FROM SETO IN THE MEIJI ERA" we can find some information among others:
Hyochien was the largest such factory in the Tokyo pottery painting industry
Overglazing Painters Tokyo Hyochien
In July of 1873, after the Vienna Exhibition,Kawahara brought the porcelain painters from
the potteries associated with his recently closed office to a new studio and production facility, which he called "Hyochien"
located in Higashi Morishita-cho, Fukagawa-ku. The name Hyochien literally means "gourd-pond garden" and was given
by Kawahara's grandfather, Nobufuru, because the workshop andhome were both in Morishita-cho Hyotanbori
("hydtan" being a word for gourd), and also because the premises contained a gourd-shaped pond.