Vintage Japanese Nippon Hand-Painted Two-Handled Vase, Marked by Morimura Brothers and Made Between 1911 and 1922

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Vintage Japanese Nippon Hand-Painted Two-Handled Vase, Marked by Morimura Brothers and Made Between 1911 and 1922

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$125.00

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Vintage from the 1910s

Materials

Vintage Vase, Porcelain Vase, Nippon Japan Vase, Japanese Vase, Circa 1911 Vase, Morimura Brothers Vase, Hand Painted Vase, Pink Blue and Lilac Flowers Vase, Gold Gilding Vase, Two Handled Vase, Square Base Vase, Early Noritake Vase, Early 20th Century Vase

This is a Japanese two-handled porcelain vase. The base has a shape that is basically square, with rounded corners and slightly inwardly curved sides. It is decorated with hand-painted pink, blue, and lilac flowers and with gold gilding around the rim and on the handles. The paint colors are strong and vibrant. The bottom of this vase has the green “Nippon” and “M encircled by a wreath” mark of the Morimura Brothers, indicating that it was made sometime between 1911 and 1922, when the word “Nippon” would have been replaced on Morimura Brothers products with the word “Japan”.

In 1876, Baron Ichazaemon IV of Japan founded a company called Morimura Brothers, with a retail and wholesale office in New York that was used for the export to the United States of Japanese products. Although the baron initially provided for his needs by running a china decorating facility in Japan, beginning around 1884, Morimura Brothers bought and distributed porcelain blanks that were decorated by independent subcontractors in Japan and exported to the United States. In 1904, the baron formed a company in Noritake, Japan (which was the forerunner to the present Noritake Company) that manufactured porcelain products. Around 1911, the first china products from this Japanese manufacturer were exported to the United States, via Morimura Brothers. At that time, Morimura Brothers began using the “M encircled by a wreath” mark on the exports. The mark on early Morimura Brothers pieces also included the word “Nippon”, because the McKinley Tariff Act of 1890 required that all porcelain entering the United States be marked with the country of origin and Japanese exporters put the mark “Nippon” on its products, which was the Japanese Kanji characters for the word “Japan”. After a 1921 U.S. law dictated that imports into the United States had to be marked in legible English words that indicated the country of origin, the use of the word “Nippon” ceased and the word “Japan” was used.

This item is 3 1/2 inches wide (from handle to handle) and 6 inches high.

This vase is in very good vintage condition, with no chips or cracks. It has very slight fading on the gold gilding that is on the rim and handles, which is to be expected of something of this age.

RETURNS AND REFUNDS

Please read the description and view the images, which are a part of the description. I will not accept a return, unless I made a material misstatement in describing the item or failed to disclose significant damage. In such an instance, if I am contacted within 4 days of the receipt of the item, I agree to accept a return, and the item is returned to me within 10 days of the receipt, I will provide a full refund and will also reimburse the buyer for reasonable return shipping costs (for which the method of return has been agreed upon, before the item is returned). If an item is damaged during the initial shipping, the buyer is responsible for communicating with (and submitting paperwork and proof of damage to) the shipper, so that a refund can be obtained. I will assist the buyer with obtaining compensation for the damaged shipment, to the extent that I am able to.
This is a Japanese two-handled porcelain vase. The base has a shape that is basically square, with rounded corners and slightly inwardly curved sides. It is decorated with hand-painted pink, blue, and lilac flowers and with gold gilding around the rim and on the handles. The paint colors are strong and vibrant. The bottom of this vase has the green “Nippon” and “M encircled by a wreath” mark of the Morimura Brothers, indicating that it was made sometime between 1911 and 1922, when the word “Nippon” would have been replaced on Morimura Brothers products with the word “Japan”.

In 1876, Baron Ichazaemon IV of Japan founded a company called Morimura Brothers, with a retail and wholesale office in New York that was used for the export to the United States of Japanese products. Although the baron initially provided for his needs by running a china decorating facility in Japan, beginning around 1884, Morimura Brothers bought and distributed porcelain blanks that were decorated by independent subcontractors in Japan and exported to the United States. In 1904, the baron formed a company in Noritake, Japan (which was the forerunner to the present Noritake Company) that manufactured porcelain products. Around 1911, the first china products from this Japanese manufacturer were exported to the United States, via Morimura Brothers. At that time, Morimura Brothers began using the “M encircled by a wreath” mark on the exports. The mark on early Morimura Brothers pieces also included the word “Nippon”, because the McKinley Tariff Act of 1890 required that all porcelain entering the United States be marked with the country of origin and Japanese exporters put the mark “Nippon” on its products, which was the Japanese Kanji characters for the word “Japan”. After a 1921 U.S. law dictated that imports into the United States had to be marked in legible English words that indicated the country of origin, the use of the word “Nippon” ceased and the word “Japan” was used.

This item is 3 1/2 inches wide (from handle to handle) and 6 inches high.

This vase is in very good vintage condition, with no chips or cracks. It has very slight fading on the gold gilding that is on the rim and handles, which is to be expected of something of this age.

RETURNS AND REFUNDS

Please read the description and view the images, which are a part of the description. I will not accept a return, unless I made a material misstatement in describing the item or failed to disclose significant damage. In such an instance, if I am contacted within 4 days of the receipt of the item, I agree to accept a return, and the item is returned to me within 10 days of the receipt, I will provide a full refund and will also reimburse the buyer for reasonable return shipping costs (for which the method of return has been agreed upon, before the item is returned). If an item is damaged during the initial shipping, the buyer is responsible for communicating with (and submitting paperwork and proof of damage to) the shipper, so that a refund can be obtained. I will assist the buyer with obtaining compensation for the damaged shipment, to the extent that I am able to.

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