Considering the age of this set, it is in IMMACULATE shape. The pictures do not do it justice.It was loved and very well taken care of. No chips or cracks on any of the pieces! Painted in a lovely matte finish with Moriage work on the handles and some edge work on the outer rim of the bowl and cups. The nuts in the larger bowl are raised and textured, which may be difficult to see from the pictures. The bowl is 8.5 handle to handle.
The small cups are 3.5. Japanese porcelain made for export to the United States from 1891 to 1921 is called "Nippon Porcelain" because the word "Nippon" was on each piece. The word "Nippon" was required by the McKinley Tariff Act of 1890. This law stated that all manufactured goods imported to the United States be marked with the country of origin.
Since "Nippon" was the Japanese word for the country of Japan, porcelain made there for the U. Market was marked "Nippon" to comply with the new law. American trade officials accepted "Nippon" as the name of the country of origin until 1921.
At that time, it was ruled that "Nippon" was a Japanese word. Since the law required the country of origin to be an English word, the use of "Nippon" was forbidden from 1921 on. The item "PRISTINE Antique Nippon Moriage Footed Nut Bowl And Cup Set, 7pc" is in sale since Sunday, April 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Nippon". The seller is "mrsjojo78" and is located in Hurst, Texas.
This item can be shipped to United States.