Basemark of the featured stein right. To date the piece, count the number of flames crowning the RP logo. From 1886 to 1900, a new flame was added until there were a total of 14 flames over the RP in 1900. In this example there are twelve flames, indicating 1898 as the year of manufacture.
Kataro Shirayamadani, aged 82,
circa 1948, just prior to his death.