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As https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kraak_ware says:

"Kraak was copied and imitated all over the world, by potters in Arita, Japan and Persia—to which Dutch merchants turned when, after the fall of the Ming Dynasty in 1644, Chinese originals were no longer available"


Even if the mark can not be taken as decisive that it is in fact Kutani ware, I think it's pretty decisive that you wouldn't find it on Chinese ware.

And given that according to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kutani_ware it is "the modern understanding that much, if not most, of the Ko-Kutani production was around Arita", so that those wares are grouped together, I think your dad is very probably right.

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