Gilded Cup and Saucer Peacock Pattern Unknown Wavy Lines Porcelain Mark

by Michelle
(Macon, Georgia)

Gilded Cup and Saucer Peacock Pattern Unknown Wavy Lines Porcelain Mark

Gilded Cup and Saucer Peacock Pattern Unknown Wavy Lines Porcelain Mark

Hi Peter, I just acquired this lovely cup and saucer pattern with peacocks and gilting. Any help on identifying the mark. I don't know where to begin looking. The symbols in the mark are foreign to me.


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Michelle

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To:- Gilded Cup and Saucer Peacock Pattern Unknown Wavy Lines Porcelain Mark

Hi Michelle

Many thanks for your nice clear photos - a great boon to others with a similar pottery mark query.

I my original reply to you I said "This lovely pattern looks likely Japanese, although, as I keep reiterating, I am not too knowledgeable about Oriental wares. It looks unusual and nice quality to me. Very intriguing".

I told you that "You can get a fascinating insight into Japanese wares on the www.gotheborg.com website"

You then went on to find out it was Kutani ware (see the comments thread below). Well done!

I had not thought of Kutani because all the examples I had seen up to this point had been more geometric in style (to see a previous post I had written about this subject put the words "Fruit Tree Pottery Mark" into the search engine top right of this page).

The common denominator in terms of Kutani seems to be the orange highlight decoration. Apart from that there seem to be no hard and fast rules, only generalities.

Remember of course that Kutani is classed as a style, not a maker. Many different makers can make in that style. To identify an individual studio is not at all a straightforward task (as it might be for the highly organised and catalogued marking for Staffordshire makers of the same period).

It might pay you run it by one of my experts - although, as I say, I have found with these types of marks they can often identify the region, the age and the value without necessarily being able to classify the exact studio which made it. Japanese marks seem particularly obscure and tricky to pin down the actual maker.

Hope this helps.

Best regards,

Peter (admin)

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I FOUND IT!!! - Kutani Mid 20th century
by: Michelle

I FOUND IT!!!

Hi Peter,

It's Michelle here. Just an update to save your precious time on my inquiry. I found that the above mentioned is a product of Japan - Kutani Mid 20th century. Thanks again for your site and all your resources....

Michelle

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Peter (admin) says:-

Great! good work, thanks for getting back to the thread.

As I thought Japanese and nice quality. Again, as I said, be aware that Kutani is a region and a style not a specific factory or maker. The word Kutani means "Nine Valleys" according to Gotheborg.com

Peter

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