Subject:Re: Sake spouted flask
Posted By: Martin Michels Mon, Mar 05, 2018
I already found the mark, both the seal and the written text on the left spell : Iwakurazan 岩倉山 (1760-1882).
I can't decipher the 2 characters written under Dai Nippon.
In the book "Japanese Pottery" (1890) from Lord James Bowes the seal mark is described as: Iwakurazan, found upon Yamashiro ware pottery.
Iwakurazan was one of the potters of the Awataguchi kiln, just like Kinkozan, Taizan, Tanzan and Hozan, all making so called Awata(guchi) ware those days. In the Meiji period, Awata(guchi) ware was known popularly as Kyo-Satsuma ware (Kyoto-style Satsuma ware).