1267. Tea cup and saucer, Kyoto Satsuma ware, Mark: Choshuzan. Decoration of dragons with white slip (moriage) on a heavy gilded ground, often referred to as dragonware. Date second half of the Meiji period (1868-1912).
Choshuzan, alternative reading ZHO (or naka), SHU and ZAN (yama). One of the most common marks on Kyoto Satsuma dragonware during the second half of the Meiji period (1868-1912) is that of Choshuzan, mostly in conjuction with another artist and some kind of commendatory mark such as respectfully made. Marks can in addition to Choshuzan have Dai Nippon (Great Japan), Satsuma Koku, Jissei in, Choshuzan saku (made), Kagetsu hitsu (decorated). See Jan-Erik Nilsson "Japanese Porcelain Marks: Recent Additions". Gotheborg.com. Retrieved 2014-11-16.