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Subject:Dish identification
Posted By: Tony Collman Thu, Feb 15, 2018 IP:

Can anyone please give any info about the object shown in the pictures? It was broken through the negligence of another party and I need to know what montary value it may have had before that. Many thanks for any assistance. Unfortunately, I cannot show more of the face without breaking the 100kb upload limit.

Subject:Re: Dish identification
Posted By: Bill H Thu, Feb 15, 2018

According to, this is a modern Japanese dish, dating to the last quarter of the 20th century. Mark is "Eiwa Kinsei" (Respectfully Made by Eiwa). See imbedded and pasted links herein.

Such transfer-decorated wares were ornamental and not very expensive. Pasted link below has an eBay selling price.

Best regards,

Bill H.

Subject:Re: Dish identification
Posted By: Martin Michels Fri, Feb 16, 2018

The mark is shown upside down, but reads: Eiwa 栄和 Kinsei 謹製 (Humbly? made by Eiwa). I include a picture with 2 similar marks.
I came across several possible translations of Kinsei: humbly made, carefully made, respectfully made or quality product (see: Wiktionary).

Eiwa Kinsei is generally export porcelain. It appears to have been exported between the mid to late 1950's-1980's. The most widely seen red mark with block script is from the 1970's on. I could not found more about the maker / company.

Since Eiwa items are fairly new and still plenty in circulation, I guess the value is negligible.


Subject:Re: Dish identification
Posted By: Tony Collman Sat, Feb 17, 2018

Many thanks, Bill and Martin both, for the helpful information. | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |