TENSHODOGold & Silversmiths, Jewellers. - 16-19, 2 Chrome, Owaricho, Kyohashi Ku, Tokyo. 40, Imakajiya Machi, Nagasaki. Also at Yokohama, Otaru, Hiroshima, Ogawamachi, and Osaka.
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 å¤©è³žå ‚.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.
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:
Tenshodo - Nagasaki - 1904
Tenshodo - Tokyo - 1906
Silver Vase by Tenshodo - 1908
Tenshodo's premises in Tokio - 1908
Interior of Tenshodo's Tokio premises - 1908
An example of the work and marks of Tenshodo: