Not sure what happened to my last post, If I have double posted I apologise.
I recently procured one of these Hoya Pansy Plates from my brother, who didn't care much for it, though I liked it! I have included links to pics of it as I have it in its original box, with product info card, card display stand with red velvety card to display it on. The sticker on the plate reads "Crystal, HOYA, Japan" though you cant make it out in the poor quality photo, it is the same image as the makers mark on the product card outlined in red in the second link.
There are so many of these plates that it would be unreasonable to believe that he engraved all of them. Also the plate I have even though it looks brand new with no scratches or chips, has a slight imperfection in the base of the plate where the edge looks a bit 'wavy.' If I were to spend that much effort engraving I would make sure the plate I engraved was perfect.
Also on the side of the box there is printed "CDS911" with the letter K stamped next to it. I assume this would be the series (flowers) followed by the style (pansy) but that is just an guess.
Can't say much about the artist I'm afraid, except that his beautiful work speaks for itself, I love this plate and will be sad to see it sold. http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/neight_2006/HoyaCrystalPlatePansy.jpghttp://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/neight_2006/HoyaCrystalPlateBooklet.jpg