Antique Nippon, Footed Bowl with Underplate, Morimura Bros., Hand Painted, Floral Pattern, Gold Trim, Serving Bowl, Sauce Bowl, Rice Bowl
A gorgeous antique footed bowl with matching underplate made in Nippon (Japan) by Morimura Bros. This set is handpainted with a purple floral pattern and gold trim. A perfect way to serve salsas, sauces, or other condiments. A great individual rice or soup bowl. It would look fantastic on a buffet, sideboard, or dinner table.
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.
2 inches in height
4 1/4 inches in diameter
5 1/2 inches in diameter
This set is in excellent condition. There are no chips, cracks, or crazing. There is very little rubbing of the gold trim. A truly lovely set.
It would make a great housewarming, hostess, wedding, shower, or holiday gift. A great piece for the collector.
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Our Vintage Rating Chart:
'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.
GREAT: Item shows signs of wear due to everyday use. Larger utensil marks small flea bit chips.
VERY GOOD: Item has larger signs of wear from everyday use. Such as minor scratches, scuffing, crazing or flea bite chips.
GOOD: Item shows its years of use and love. There will be flaws such as chips, small cracks, more pronounced crazing etc. Price will reflect these defects. The item will show a larger amount of wear.
FAIR: Numerous noted flaws, some very significant. Larger cracks, chips, mars, etc. The item will have very significant wear for its years of use.