I have a complete 54 piece set of dishes that was willed to me from my grandmother. I believe it to be considered transferware. Despite many hours of research I am unable to determine what the pattern is called or who made it. The mark on the back states "Underglazed" has a picture of an japanese arch and states "Country Side" "Japan". Based on my research I think that it may have been made sometime between 1921-1941 which is the common time frame for marks that say "Japan" rather than "Made in Japan". Can anyone help me?
The only place I have ever found a picture online of the pattern is at www.tias.com under a listing for "Vintage Transferware Countryside Dinner Set" Their description of the pattern is "The brown tone transferware design includes a countryside scene of a road going through a gage, over a bridge to a little house on the prarie. A river runs through it. The border is a floral and fruit design. Hallmark reads Underglaze, Country Side , Japan."
I have my own pictures of my set that I would be happy to e-mail someone if they can help. I am enclosing the link to the tias.com pictures even though I really shouldn't since it is a commercial site trying to sell pieces of it.
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