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Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by ascot, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. ascot

    ascot Well-Known Member

    I posted this years ago and didn't get an ID, so I thought I'd try again. It's porcelain with gilt enamel decoration. 9 1/2" tall. Twisted branch or rope handle.

    Is there a name for the sort of yellow glaze? It's very thin and worn in the area around the handle.

    I'm not sure about the red mark orientation. At first I thought it was an M, but maybe not--could be mountain peaks? There's some sort of symbol beneath.

    Thanks so much!

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  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    The M/mountains looks like Mt. Vesuvius.

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  3. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

  4. ascot

    ascot Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Cluttered! I'd looked at the Gotheborg site and completely missed it. Do you think this would be considered Nippon?
     
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  5. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Just spent some time on Gotheborg and didn't see it either.

    I do think it was a Japanese export made to look like English pottery
    I think the time period is right for Nippon. Could even be a little earlier.
    Basically Nippon is 1891 - 1921 for the McKinley tariff act. Nippon is what the Japanese call Japan.

    I think the "M" shape is supposed to be Mt Fuji.
    I don't know what the other mark says - I don't think it is the symbol for Nippon.
     
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