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Help identifying marks please

by Bill
(SW Pennsylvania, USA)


I recently received a vase with three marks on the bottom. Can you please identify what they say or be able to identify when the vase was produced? Thank you.

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Jul 17, 2012
Yes Please
by: Bill


Thank you so much for the info. Please, I would like the website address.


Jul 15, 2012
shimamura china
by: anna

Shimamura china was imported through a store in atlantic city nj. If you are interested I could patch the website through to you. Thanks

Feb 09, 2012
Shima Mura Made Cup and Saucer
by: Anonymous

I, too, have a very old and ornate cup and saucer from Japan. A Japanese exchange student translated it as "Shimamura made". I have tried for years to find out something about Shima mura. There was a famour "courtesan" in Japan by that name. Also, a well known ceramic artist who is close to being contemporary. I am now wondering if ShimaMura could be a location?

Oct 23, 2011
by: bruce

have you had any luck with identifying the bowl by shimamura? i picked up a moriage plate that says "made by shimamura'. i/m trying to find out something about it. thanx, bruce

Mar 15, 2011
Thank you
by: Bill

Thank you very much for your help. It gives me a place to start my search.

Mar 14, 2011
vase mark
by: peter

Hi, the mark says "Made by Shimamura".
This is a Japanese item, it appears. I know little about Japanese porcelain. I would try to start researching with the maker's name. It is easier than with Chinese porcelain as there are less manufacturers there.

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