We have some lovely antique Nippon porcelain in our collection, dating from the 1890s to 1920s. Genuine Nippon is nearly always hand painted and ornate in decoration with exquisite, delicate craftsmanship, often featuring finely painted floral foliate designs and serene landscapes. These unique pieces can include gorgeous 24k gilt highlights, scrolling designs, or Coralene beading. The porcelain is very fine and lightweight. The bottom is almost always backstamped, under the glaze.
The Nippon era began in 1891 when new U.S. laws required that imported porcelain be clearly marked with the country of origin. Nippon is the native name for Japan and was accepted usage at that time. This beautiful decorative porcelain was made specifically for export to the west featuring designs that appealed to Americans and western Europeans. In 1921 the U.S. laws changed again, requiring that Japanese imports be marked in English, as 'Japan' instead of Nippon, the official end of the Nippon era. Marked antique pieces of this time frame are quite popular and sought after.
SALE . . . 50% OFF! Beautiful hand painted porcelain shaker featuring a blue floral design with white moriage decoration.
Stunning, superbly illustrated antique Nippon porcelain vase featuring a gorgeous tropical floral design with beautiful 24k gold beaded decoration and gilt highlights, circa 1911-1921.
Superb, highly detailed, handled and footed, Japanese porcelain serving bowl with generous 24k moriage jewel design and highlights, 1911-1921. Fabulous, mint condition.
Exquisite hand painted gilt Nippon footed nut bowls with the serene Tree in Meadow design at sunset. These are fabulous and all are in mint, as new condition, and all have the green crown mark.
Very fine hand painted gilt pedestal open salt dips with a cherry blossom design.
Early hand painted Nippon porcelain shaker featuring a beautiful floral design with a blue butterfly!
This is a very early circa 1921 porcelain dish or tray with the familiar Tree in Meadow scene.
Very fine bone china, a large 6" Noritake Nippon collectible cat figurine in mint condition!