Antique Hand Painted M Nippon 7”China Porcelain Bowl w/ Tree @ Lake Scene
Antique Hand Painted M Nippon 7”China Porcelain Bowl w/ Tree @ Lake Scene. Stands 1.75" high. Master server for dessert or berry set. Hand-painted Nippon era Japanese art porcelain made by Noritake. M in a wreath stamp is one of the early marks where they used M for Morimura, for the family that founded Noritake. The Nippon era is taken to be that period of time, post 1891, when the international trade and tariff laws required a country's name to be indicated on their exports. Japan preferred to style itself with the old name for Japan "Nippon". From about 1920 Japan was required by a revision of the international trading laws to use Japan instead of Nippon so Nipponware is usually taken to be the 30 or so years from 1891 to 1920. Although Noritake took their time to comply with the change, and this is one likely example of a post-1920 Noritake NIppon export. This is a more rare pattern of the sunset scenes that were done in this time.
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