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YEIZO YEZAKI

Tortoise Shell Ware Manufacturers - Imauwono Machi, Nagasaki.

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Y. Yezaki - Nagasaki - 1899

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Y. Yesaki - Nagasaki - 1901

Y. Yezaki were exhibitors at The Panama-Pacific Exposition held at San Francisco in 1915 and The Sesqui Centennial International Exposition held at Philadelphia in 1926. Below is an image taken at The Panama-Pacific Exposition:

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KUHEI HAYASHI

12, Nichome, Muromachi, Nihon Bashi, Toyko.

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Kuhei Hayashi - Tokyo - 1895

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Kuhei Hayashi - Tokyo - 1901

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World's Fair - St Louis - 1904

Noted as an exhibitor at the World's Fair at St Louis in 1904.

Kuhei Hayaski was also noted as exhibiting the work of the famed Japanese metal artist, Unno Shomin (1844-1915).

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TENSHODO

Gold & Silversmiths, Jewellers. - 16-19, 2 Chrome, Owaricho, Kyohashi Ku, Tokyo. 40, Imakajiya Machi, Nagasaki. Also at Yokohama, Otaru, Hiroshima, Ogawamachi, and Osaka.

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Tenshodo - Toyko - 1902

Founded in 1879 and still in business today. This upmarket jeweller is now situated at Harumi Dori between Chuo Dori and Sotobori Dori Avenue.

Silverwares are usually marked with a simple 'Tenshodo - Tokyo' or 天賞堂.

A Fine Example of the Japanese Silversmith's Art
A beautiful vase recently turned out at the Tenshodo factory, of which Kingoro Ezawa, who runs jewelery stores in many Japanese cities, is the proprietor, is illustrated on this page, and is representative work of the modern Japanese art in silver.

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The work was done by Prof. Unno and was purchased by Prince Ito, the resident general of Korea, for the purpose of presenting the same to Dr. Radd of the Yale University. The inscription on the reverse, which is in Japanese, is in the handwriting of the great statesman of Japan.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - Volume 56 - 20th May 1908

Tenshodo registered their name as a trade mark with the United States Patent Office on the 6th October 1903:

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Tenshodo - Nagasaki - 1904

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Tenshodo - Tokyo - 1906

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Silver Vase by Tenshodo - 1908

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Tenshodo's premises in Tokio - 1908

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Interior of Tenshodo's Tokio premises - 1908


An example of the work and marks of Tenshodo:

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NOGAWA NOBORU

Gold & Silversmiths - 22, Mitabi Machi, Shijo Dori, Shinokyoku, Kyoto

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Nogawa - Kyoto - 1899

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Nogawa - Directory detail - 1897

Nogawa Noboru were exhibitors at The World's Columbian Exposition held at Chicago in 1893

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ITOKI & Co.

Gold & Silversmiths - 27, Funadaiku Machi, Nagasaki.


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Itoki & Co. - Nagasaki - 1904


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I. TANAKA

Tortoise Shell Ware Manufacturer - 25, Funadaiku Machi, Nagasaki.

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I. Tanaka - Nagasaki - 1904

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YAMATO BROS.& Co.

4, Sanchrome, Shimoyamate Dori, Kobe.


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Yamato Bros. - Kobe - Undated

Silverwares are often marked simply 'Yamato Bros.', 'Kobe', and sometimes with the additional words 'Pure Silver'. Another mark noted on Yamato Bros. wares is a target with an arrow passing through the centre of it (two o'clock to eight o'clock).

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TASHIRO & Co.

14, Funadaiku Machi, Nagasaki.

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Tashiro & Co. - Nagasaki - 1904

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Y. KONOIKE

47, Honcho Dori, Sanchrome, Yokohama.

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Y Konoike - Yokohama - 1901

An example of a box marked for Y. Konoike:

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KOBAYASHI SHOICHIRO

9, Gusoku Cho, Kyobashi Ku, Tokyo

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Kobayashi Shoichiro - Tokyo - 1893

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L. NELLEMAN

31a, Nanking Road, Shanghai.

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L Nelleman - Shanghai - 1913

Successor to L. Rosenthal.

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KHECHEONG

Club Street, Honam, Canton

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A period description of the shops in Club Street:

Shops exclusively inviting the patronage of Europeans constitute several streets in Honam, and notably "Club Street," as it is called, which runs parallel with the river to the South of a small canal which debouches Shops in Honam behind the Red Fort. Here, first in order, will be found Hipqua's Lacker-ware shop, where tables, tea-poys, desks, work-boxes, cigarboxes, etc., etc. in various degrees of fineness and cost may be obtained or bespoken. A handsome round table in fine lacker with central design in gilding may be had here for about $15. A nest of four tea-poys costs from $5 to $12. Farther on is Lee-ching's shop, where Canton-made jewellery is displayed in large quantities; and in close proximity is the shop of Yancheong, where Canton silks and gauzes can be best procured. The principal attraction in this Street is however, the noted establishment of Ho-a-ching, whose ivory-carvings are superior to everything that has been attempted in this branch of art. Ho-a-ching (which is only the shopname under which two brothers carry on the business founded many years ago by their father) is noted not less for genuine honesty than for the excellence of the wares offered for sale. Here, in addition to ivory carvings ot all descriptions, from caskets at $250 to little figures equalling the workmanship of Japan but sold at much more reasonable prices, carvings in tortoise-shell and jewellery of various descriptions can be obtained. Very handsome ornaments are manufactured by Ho-a-ching from a horny substance of a deep yellow colour which forms the crest of a species of crane found in Cochin-China. Seal-cutting is also practised with great skill by the workmen of this establishment. Farther on are the shops of Khe-cheong, a good silversmith, and Hung-cheong, one of the leading and most respectable jewellers. Minor establishments tempt visitors with miscellaneous displays of lacquer-ware, rice-paper paintings, and the multitude of miscellaneous articles usually grouped under the designation of "curios."

Source: The Treaty Ports of China and Japan: A Complete Guide to the Open Ports of Those Countries, Together with Peking, Yedo, Hongkong and Macao. Forming a Guide Book & Vade Mecum for Travellers, Merchants, and Residents in General - Nicholas Belfield Dennys, William Frederick Mayers, Charles King - 1867

See: http://www.925-1000.com/chinex_marks.html

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LINCHONG (LYNCHONG)

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ZEE WO & Co.

121, and 370, Honan Road, Shanghai.

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Zee Wo & Co. - Shanghai - 1913

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B.P. De SILVA

80,High Street, Singapore.

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B P DeSilva - Singapore - 1881

Born in Ceylon on the 24th May 1850, Balage Porolis De Silva opened his first shop in Singapore in 1872. The firm is still in business today.

B.P. De SILVA

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Few Eastern jewellers can honestly claimed to have received the patronage of royality as often as Mr. B.P. de Silva, of High Street, who numbers amongst his patrons the Duke of Connaught, the King of Siam, and the Sultan of Johore. The business was established in 1860 by Mr. Silva's father. All kinds of precious stones, jewellery of rare and unique design, and silverware in various styles of native workmanship are to be seen at this shop. Mr. de Silva also does a considerable import and export trade, and with his large and experienced staff is in a position to execute all kinds of work connected with his business.

Source: Twentieth Century Impressions of British Malaya - Arnold Wright - 1908

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ALEXANDER CLARK Co. (SHANGHAI) Ltd.


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The Alexander Clark Manufacturing Co., founded at London in 1891, had an outlet in Shanghai in the first half of the 20th century. They had manufacturing bases at London, Sheffield, and Birmingham.

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J. GRAHAM

Battery Road, Singapore.

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J. Graham - Singapore - 1877

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J. Graham - Singapore - 1881

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C. M. MOSES & Co.

Battery Road, Singapore.

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Moses & Co. - Singapore - 1881

The firm of C.M. Moses is recorded in 'The Singapore Directory for the Straits Settlements - 1877', under 'Watch and Clockmakers'.

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