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Nippon Black Pottery Incense Burner/3.5" Dia. Pierced Lid With Incised Decoration/ Circa 1890-1900

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    Posted 5 years ago

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    This tiny little 3.5" incense burner came from Salvation Army. Made of an unglazed black pottery and marked with an embossed cartouche' and "NIPPON" stamped into the bottom. The Nippon mark puts it just before the turn of the century 1890-1900. I wasn't able to find the cartouche' on Gotheborg's site so it's either the artist or the location of the factory it came from. There's a hexagonal one of the same material on Ebay but it's missing it's lid. It's later though 1940 because it's marked "Made in Japan". Other than that I haven't seen anything online to compare this to. Nice design overall with just a few surface abrasions and no cracks. It's been used during it's lifetime as the inside still has residue on the bottom. Pretty neat little piece for my Nippon collection. -Mike-

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Well found Mike. I would have had no idea this was so old.
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks Karen...well the Nippon mark is the age indicator since I can't translate the mark. 1891-1921 is usually the age range for Nippon and then it was banned from use on US imports. After that is when you see simply "Japan", "Made in Japan" and eventually "Occupied Japan" just after WW II.
    3. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Ok, but you still know your stuff!
    4. Collectomaniac Collectomaniac, 5 years ago
      Great post Mike.
    5. Sunnybrook Sunnybrook, 5 years ago
      Good find. Well done!
    6. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks Sunnybrook :)
    7. Master Master, 4 years ago
      Amazing piece great find
    8. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
      Thank you have some very nice pieces as well. :)
    9. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      nice one Mike! what is this kind of pottery called? something like 'Tonka'?
    10. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
      Thanks H02...hmm not sure what it's called but it reminds me of black jasperware or basalt pottery. rather light weight and coarse. :)
    11. Master Master, 4 years ago
      To mikelv85 thanks for comments .much love

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