Any time I see Vintage Nippon, I’m drawn like a magnet.
This Nippon Berry Bowl is absolutely precious! The floral details, the gold, the pointed edges. Just adorable in every way. Measures 5″.
I’d use this piece for soap in a guest bath, as a serving piece for nuts or other small nibbles. Paper clips, hair ties….the list is endless.
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Nippon porcelain refers to vases, teapots, wall plaques, and other ceramic objects stamped with the word Nippon on their bases. The practice began in 1891 in response to the U.S. McKinley Tariff Act, which forbade the import of items that weren’t “plainly marked, stamped, branded, or labeled in legible English words.” Nippon is an English word approximating a pronunciation of the Japanese word for Japan, but in 1921, the word was ruled Japanese in origin, so Nippon was no longer accepted by U.S. Customs Agents. From then on, imported Japanese china was stamped Japan.