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China and Dinnerware2160 of 3334Unusual mark on Asian plate Antique Child's Tea Set "Made in Occupied Japan" W.D.P.
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Posted 3 years ago


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I dont know what this is, not sure what type of metal it is either. The letters E.P.N.S are on the bottom, I dont know what they mean, does anyone have any clue what this is?

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  1. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 3 years ago
    Hi, EPNS means "Electro-plated nickel silver". It means that it is silver plated over a non-precious metal. The following article explains what it is more fully.
  2. lorijoje, 3 years ago
    thanks, but do you know anything about the cup?
  3. lorijoje, 3 years ago
    Sorry everyone I spelled chalis wrong.
  4. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 3 years ago
    Sorry, I don't know anything about it. Might be in Aesthetic Movement Style.

    Do you mean "chalice"? Best wishes for success!
  5. lorijoje, 3 years ago
    yes that is what I meant and thanks again
  6. Stillwater Stillwater, 3 years ago
    Electro-plated nickel silver, sterling over an alloy called nickel-silver.
  7. lorijoje, 3 years ago
    thank you stillwater, but Im still up in the air about how old it is, I looked online at some Aesthetic Movement Style items and Im not making the connection
  8. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 3 years ago
    Hi, lorijoje! I thought that I detected a pattern of decoration with Aesthetic Movement motifs. Namely, the arch that frames the flowers, the flowers, and the fan (or shell). I might be mistaken. Here's an image of an Aesthetic Movement china pattern. See the 'ribbon band'?,r:2,s:0,i:74

    Also, you might for more items like this if you searched for "goblet" instead of "chalice". Best wishes for success! : )
  9. lorijoje, 3 years ago
    good idea, I will search for goblet..thanks
  10. lorijoje, 3 years ago
    I was looking at that platter and I do see what you mean but what does all that mean? do you have a round about year for this item? whats your opinion?
  11. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 3 years ago
    Hi, lorijoje! Well, if this is Aesthetic Movement, and it is American - which is much less certain, then it a possible date range would perhpas be circa late 1860's to 1910 or so. I'm certainly no expert, however! I just love Aesthetic Movement style. If it is not a reproduction, then it's pretty old. FYI, it is likely that it's not British because it isn't fully hallmarked. Not all American pieces bear maker's marks, so it could well be American. : )
  12. lorijoje, 3 years ago
    thank you very much

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