.....SOLD.....Exceptional Nippon 2 handled vase or jug $35.00
Click Here for Product Details! Exceptional Nippon 2 handled vase or jug. Sensational hand painted moriage style vase or jug with pink flower and leaves outlined with silver beading. Classical 2 piece handles and top and bottom all decorated with hand applied under glaze detailing. Almost 8" tall by slightly over 4 1/2" in diameter at the bottom. A beauty!
Nippon fruit decorated deep sculpted bowl $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nippon fruit decorated deep sculpted bowl. Beautiful deep Nippon bowl decorated with a lovely pair of peaches or nectarines. Gold trimmed rim and sensational shape make this a great design! About 8" across by over 3" tall. There are a few firing pops inside and a couple of white marks which do not appear to be scratches.
Nippon 3 footed bowl of very fine porcelain. $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! Beautiful deep bowl of very thin porcelain supported by three delicate legs, this Nippon piece is decorated with gold trim and light pink flowered and scalloped rim design. Extremely light, reminiscent of Beleek. Marked "hand painted Nippon" with the sunburst mark. 6" in diameter by slightly more than 2 3/4" tall.
Nippon vase with two handles and floral designs mixed with geometrics on each side $17.99
Click Here for Product Details! Nippon vase with two handles and floral designs mixed with geometrics on each side. lovely vase.
.....SOLD.....Nippon Noritake Squarish Hand Painted Scenery dish $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nippon Noritake Squarish Hand Painted Scenery dish. Beautiful irregular shaped dish with gold trim this has the interior painted with dark shady trees looking out to a winding country road. Almost 8" across diagonally by 1 1/2" tall.
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 NIPPON

Nippon (1891 - 1921)

The word "Nippon" in western characters means " Japan" and occurs on most Japanese wares from around 1890 until the early 1920's. After the McKinley Tariff of 1891, all goods imported into the United States had to be identified with their country of origin ,in western characters. If your piece does not have a country listed, it is possible it dates before the early 1890s. Of course, there are exceptions, so be careful making assumptions!
(see McKinley Tarrif)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_McKinley


Thus Japanese exports (to America) were marked with "Nippon" in English from this date to 1922, when the requirement was changed so that the word "Japan" (English for Nippon) should be used. These are the so-called " Nippon wares". (Some of the finest examples of Japanese ceramics were made during this period). However, the rule doesn't apply in other countries nor always in America because sometimes paper labels and the like were used. So while finding a back stamp saying " Nippon " is a useful dating aid, its absence is not determinative.

There is also the possibility of pieces having both"Hand Painted Nippon" and "Made in Japan"in the same mark.(I even have a Nortake piece which has "Nippon" on it).
Some people might place a higher value on these but not everyone.

There are also 'Transitional' marks which are identical to the 'Nippon' marks used previously but now state "Made in Japan". Companies later changed their marks.

Fake Nippon

Fake Nippon first appeared on the market in the early 1980's. The early reproductions were poorly decorated and had fake back stamps which could easily be differentiated from the authentic back stamps by knowledgeable collectors. However, many novice Nippon collectors were fooled by these pieces and unknowingly added these "fakes" to their collections.
Over time the companies making these fake pieces have perfected the M-in-wreath back stamp. It is impossible to tell the authentic back stamp from this new fake! Additionally, other authentic back stamps such as the Maple Leaf and Rising Sun were also being used on fake pieces. While these fake back stamps were slightly different from the authentic back stamps and definitely not as perfect as the M-in-wreath fake back stamp, they could fool collectors.

Recently, thanks to the efforts of the Noritake Company, U.S. Customs has ruled that the fake M-in-wreath mark is counterfeit and not allowed for importation into the United States. Because of this ruling, wholesalers, for the time being, have stopped marking their fake Nippon with the Noritake Company back stamps (including the Maple Leaf, Rising Sun, and RC marks). Fake Nippon is now being sold 'unsigned'; that is, with no back stamp. The items come into the United States with a paper label identifying the country it was made in. Of course, the paper label is easily removed leaving the item 'unsigned.'

In addition to changes in the back stamps, the actual mold style and decoration of the fake Nippon has been improving. In fact some of the newer fakes are being copied from original patterns used during the Nippon era, making them reproductions not fakes. The quality of these reproductions, while much improved over past fakes, is still not quite right and the feel of the porcelain is wrong. However, the overall quality of these reproductions is getting better all of the time and it's imperative for collectors to be aware of this


Site of Nippon Collector's club; http://www.nipponcollectorsclub.com/

Stunning Nippon hand painted ring handled vase $50.00
Click Here for Product Details! Stunning Nippon hand painted ring handled vase. Absolutely gorgeous vase with 2 gold covered ringed handles, a gold beaded base and mouth and lovely flowers which look like Azaleas.
Nippon matching set of exquisite china bowl and plate. $39.99
Click Here for Product Details! Nippon matching set of exquisite china bowl and plate.. These two are simply stunning! Matching bowl and plate, the bowl with handles at opposite sides and the plate more six sided, these are trimmed in gold with a thin yellow band near the rim. Below that are delicate little flowers and very thin gold ring.
Exceptional hand painted blue birds Nippon oval tray $19.99
Click Here for Product Details! Exceptional hand painted Nippon blue bird oval tray or bowl. Absolutely gorgeous, this Nippon marked bowl is hand painted with two amazingly life-like blue birds wrapped by delicate flowers. A great example of the art and quality inherent in many Japanese pieces.
Pre 1920 Noritake "Nippon" Cream and Sugar $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! Beautiful cream and sugar set by Noritake. Very delicately shaped and decorated with pink flowers on vines or branches and topped with a gold pattern these have the Noritake "M" mark with "Nippon" underneath.
Nippon charming little serving tray with patterned blue rim and flowers. $12.99
Click Here for Product Details! Nippon charming little serving tray with patterned blue rim and flowers. This small tray has two handles at the long ends and blue swirling design around the rim which surrounds a bright and colourful design of small flowers.
Nippon hand painted trinket or pill box $9.99
Click Here for Product Details! Nippon hand painted trinket or pill box. Round in shape with rippled sides this little trinket box or container is decorated with a bright and colourful floral design. Marked"Hand painted Nippon"
Nippon gold depose decorated cup and saucer $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nippon gold depose decorated cup and saucer. Very nice cup and saucer with tiny flowers and depose gold flower decoration for an embossed look.These have gold trim all around and the cup has an interesting double loop handle. Great piece!
Nippon hand painted and signed art plate featuring a lake $19.99
Click Here for Product Details! Nippon hand painted and signed art plate featuring a lake. An absolutely stunning plate of a purple lake shore and tree with birds flying and a sunset in behind. This is signed with a bird’s footprint on the bottom and marked "China E-Oh Hand Painted Nippon"
Nippon 3 pc cup and saucer sets with gorgeous blue flowers $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nippon 3 pc cup and saucer sets with gorgeous blue flowers. A great pair of Nippon hand painted porcelain cup and saucer sets consisting of the cup, a saucer and a cake plate. Beautiful little blue and white flowers with bright green foliage decorate these two. Marked ’Hand painted Nippon’ with the old sunburst mark. The price shown is for ONE set. Make an offer for both.
2 handled "Nippon" serving plate with gold trim and handles $19.99
Click Here for Product Details! 2 handled "Nippon" serving plate with gold trim and handles. A great looking "Hand Painted" "Nippon" serving plate. Rings of gold from the rim inward and gold covered handles make this a quality "Society" plate. A light green rim with oriental decoration and gold highlighted flowers all add up to a great plate!
Nippon hand painted lidded containers. One hair receiver one trinket $29.99
Click Here for Product Details! Nippon hand painted lidded containers. One hair receiver one trinket. Very nice pair of footed containers with lids. One is a hair receiver the other is a jewelry,knick knack or trinket container. Both are hand painted Nippon and a matched set. Great condition.
Oval bowl possibly early Nippon unmarked $17.99
Click Here for Product Details! Oval bowl possibly early Nippon unmarked. This beauty is unmarked but it has all the appearances of Nippon china. The sides are intended to from a fence I believe with gold in relief forming the fence and small pink flowers growing through.There are two handles on each side.