Help Identify This Square Pottery Mark with Lines - Photo 2

by DEBBIE
(WHITBY ONTARIO CANADA)

Red Square Pottery Mark with Lines

Red Square Pottery Mark with Lines

Red Square Pottery Mark with Lines

Red Square Pottery Mark with Lines:- THIS IS THE MARK ON BOTTOM OF VASE..COULD BE UPSIDE DOWN?? CAN ANY ONE TELL ME WHAT WHEN WHERE? THANK YOU MOTHER BROUGHT IT FROM EUROPE IN 1945. BORN IN RIGA LATVIA, RELATIVES LIVED IN ST. PETERSBURG, AND SHE WORKED IN GERMANY, BEFORE COMING TO CANADA.


Thanks in advance...

Debbie

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Reply by Peter (admin)

Hi Debbie

Thanks for your interesting query, I do appreciate the time and trouble you took to contact the site and share. The story about the provenance of the vase caught my attention.

Interesting and distinctive mark. It is not familiar to me and my first thought was oriental, both in the style of the vase of and the mark.

However, I looked up the following categories with no joy, both in Kovel's and Miller's

Foreign marks. There were some Japanese porcelain marks which looked similar but not the same - in particular Fuku. The Meiji period featured red marks of this nature specifically in overglaze enamels, not underglaze.

I also looked up square pottery marks, and marks with lines and found nothing apart from early European makers like Meissen and Worcester used to pay 'homage' to square oriental / Chinese type marks. Some Austrian makers used square marks also, but the lines were thicker.

The vase looks quality to me.

If you want to continue with some more research of you own first go to my page Value of Antiques & Vintage China - Identification Help Page. There I have published a page especially to help visitors help themselves which contains all the searching, valuation and identification tips, links and websites.

Let's hope someone with a bit more knowledge of Oriental/Asian ceramics comes along to lend a helping hand.

Peter (admin)

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Answer to Your Question on Square Oriental Pottery Mark With Lines
by: Scott (UK)

Answer to Your Question on Square Oriental Pottery Mark With Lines:-

Hi Debbie,

I am not certain whether you have managed to get an answer to your question yet.
The mark looks to be from the Aoki family pottery, they work out of the Arita Kiln in NW Kuyushu, very close to Imari.

They are a very accomplished pottery and by the general form and style I would suggest a date of around 1950.

I hope this helps.
Lovely piece though..:)

Scott

SQUARE POTTERY MARK WITH LINES - "AOAKI"?
by: debbie

thank you for your comments... I thought the same when looking for the mark online, that it was AOAKI. I know that it is older than 1950 because my mother brought it with her from Germany after ww2 and that she lived in Latvia before that, and it was at her house in Riga Latvia when she was a girl.

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Peter (admin) says:-

Just a quick shout to Scott to say a humongous thanks for answering all the various oriental pottery marks queries and sharing your knowledge with us.

I don't think I have your email, otherwise I'd write to say a personal thank you. I love the good karma people like you and Melissa demonstrate.

On behalf of me and the readership:-

THANKS!


Peter

I have two bowls with the same mark
by: Elena

Hello, I was just trying to identify the mark on some porcelain that my father had bought in Korea during World War II. The mark is identical to yours. Thank you for the information, it gives me a lot more to go on. Elena

help
by: Anonymous

I have a mark I want to identify, but cannot find place to ask about it and submit photo. It is Asian porcelain.

Marking
by: Leah

Yes this is Aoki Arita ....I have a very large charger from the same kiln!!

Same mark in blue
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I have an item with the same mark in blue. Is there a significance to whether it is blue or red?

A bowl
by: Deborah

I have a bowl with the same sign, red. I don't think it's anything special, but I like it. I'll look up
Aeoki, really interesting to know.

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