Japanese Blue Mark on Tea Set
Hello, I am from Michigan. I am glad to have found this site while trying to research the markings on a tea set. I acquired this tea pot and cups when I recently bought a new house, which came with the entire contents included as part of the sale and found this tea pot and four matching cups in the china cabinet. It appears to be Japanese but I have not been able to identify the marking on the pieces. The inside of the tea pot lid and each of the cup bottoms have what appears to be the same mark - I assume it is the artist's name, although I have absolutely no expertise in the field of Japanese markings, so I realize it could also be the name of a porcelain maker. I am also not even certain if the markings are indeed Japanese. I tried researching all of the porcelain marking identification websites that I could, but to no avail and have still not been able to find or recognize this marking anywhere. I would appreciate any help with the deciphering of this calligraphy. As for who I am and my interests, well I have been a collector of antiques, china, Depression Glass, buttons, vintage and antique jewelry and many other old things for 35 years and am always researching new finds. I love to shop, buy and sell all things old, especially vintage and antique jewelry from the 1970's and older. I have recently been sorting through a large collection of buttons that I inherited and selling these on eBay. I have sold bakelite, antique rubber, and some interesting metal buttons to date. I find myself exploring any and all antique shops, resale and thrift stores as well as pulling over for garage and estate sales whenever I have time. I began collecting as a teen during the 1970's when my mother would take me to every garage sale in the neighborhood on the weekends. She became quite the hoarder and our tiny house soon became filled with so many treasures as well as the occassional junk item. This has caused my lifelong interest and obsession with all things antique and vintage. I can appreciate the charm and character as well as rarity of many of the things that other people would label as "junk". It is quite pleasing when you
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