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    Posted 10 years ago

    Dave68
    (10 items)

    Identifying Kent Art Ware it is straightforward enough since each and every piece is stamped on the bottom, "Kent Art Ware - Japan". It was produced for a relatively brief period during the 1930s and before Japan's 1941 involvement in the Second World War. Kent Art Ware was exported exclusively to the USA. It is virtually never offered for sale elsewhere.

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    Comments

    1. TallerThanNapoleon TallerThanNapoleon, 10 years ago
      Very interesting post. You hear a good bit about Japanese export-only items after the war--toys, etc.--but not so much from this era.
    2. the-fairfax-group, 10 years ago
      Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
    3. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      These are lovely. Now I have another collection I covet.

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