Antique Sugar Bowl and Creamer, Meito Nippon, Hand Painted Floral and Blue Bird, Gold Trimmed
A beautiful sugar bowl and creamer set by Meito. It was made in Nippon (Japan) and the pattern consists of hand painted orange and red flowers, a blue bird, cream colored band, and gold trim. This is an antique set dating from the early 1910s. What a wonderful statement this set will make on your table, buffet, or sideboard.
The name Nippon was used before the U.S. McKinley Tariff Act, which forbade the import of items that were not “plainly marked, stamped, branded, or labeled in legible English words.” Nippon is the English spelling of a pronunciation of what Americans call Japan, but in 1921, the word was ruled Japanese in origin, so Nippon was no longer accepted by U.S. Customs Agents thereafter. This dates the pieces from before the McKinley Tariff act demanded that "Japan" was to be used.
4 inches in height with lid
3 inches in height without the lid
4¼ inches in diameter
5½ inches from handle to handle
3 inches in height
5 inches from spout to handle
4 inches in diameter
This sugar bowl and creamer are in excellent condition. There are no chips, cracks, or crazing. They do have rubbing of the gold trim due to age and being used. This set is over a 100 years old.
A perfect set for a holiday or special occasion. A great gift for someone who has a love of antique china.
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'LIKE NEW' Perfect mint condition.
EXCELLENT: Item has no chips cracks or crazing. May show wear from over the years such as small utensil marks.
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