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    Posted 5 years ago

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    This was left to me by my Grandmother in Ottawa Ontario with no explanation as to where she acquired it. A gift I presume from someone who went to Asia in the early or mid 1900's. She never went there herself. It seems hand painted. I have no idea whether it has any value beyond the sentimental. I also have no idea whether it would b safe to drink from in terms of lead content etc. Any information you have would be appreciated.

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    1. LJC, 5 years ago
      And I should have mentioned there are 6 cups and saucers with it. It would be nice to know more about the likely story of a set like this.
    2. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Hi LJC and welcome to CW.
      Your set is Japanese in origin and I agree would be before 1920 in age. I have checked some marks but am not able to identify who made it. Hopefully a CW person with more knowledge of Japanese ceramics will help us out!
      If you could delete the photo you have of the back stamp and replace it with a closer shot it would help.
    3. LJC, 5 years ago
      I keep trying to figure out how to add a clearer picture but while it let me delete the last photo I can seem to add a new one of the mark. It is like a capital letter M in the centre of a 6 point star with the bottom point missing. I will try to post it separately.
    4. LJC, 5 years ago
      Ok - there - got the replacement photo in there now. Hopefully that is clearer. Doesn't look Japanese. Must have been for western marketing maybe?
    5. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks that's a better shot. It's a very distinctive mark,and yes, probably made for the overseas market. I'll keep looking!
      Sorry to direct you again but if you edit your post now to move the photo 2 into the 1 spot more people are likely to check your post.
    6. Goldenwing, 5 years ago
      could it be a Wedgewood coffee pot
    7. LJC, 5 years ago
      Sorry - I cannot drag and resequence the photos as you suggest - I can't for the life of me figure it out. Might be that my iPad software is too old to work w this program. The drag function just isn the working for me. Fingers crossed a few people look at it anyway. I changed the title from Chinese to Japanese though. Nice to be that much more correct. And v interesting question re Wedgewood. Also it made me think - if not Wedgewood after all, maybe what I think of as an "M" in a6 point star is actually a "W".

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