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Asian Antiques6862 of 7776Oriental plate incased in a metalSmall decorative Japanese bowl
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Posted 6 years ago

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I love the form of this little piece! I have no idea who made it, though there is a mark on it, I've never really researched. If anyone knows, I'd be happy to hear it! The cup is about an inch tall and about the same across from corner to corner. The saucer is about 4 inches.

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  1. chinablue chinablue, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the love, everyone!
  2. chinablue chinablue, 6 years ago
    I always wondered if this cup was meant to be functional or merely decorative.
  3. chinablue chinablue, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the love everyone! And yes scandinavian_pieces.. anything blue just grabs me.. but for some reason it has to be the 'right' blue for some reason.. go figure.
  4. ladyintheshade ladyintheshade, 6 years ago
    Now this is a sweet little bit! A shot of matcha green tea in Japan is to a shot of esspresso in Italy? lol Very different design...where did you come across this? Do you have the set or just the two pieces?
  5. ladyintheshade ladyintheshade, 6 years ago
    There is some history on this for sure...check this link out! You will have to copy and paste : )

  6. chinablue chinablue, 6 years ago
    Thanks to everyone for the love! :-)
  7. chinablue chinablue, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the love to everyone that I've missed while I was away for a bit. ladyintheshade, we had some family health problems that sidelined me for several months. Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner! This little piece was left to me by my mother. Sadly, I never knew where she got it. It's the only piece of this that I have. Mother had a large collection of demitasse cups and this was one of my favorites. One day, I hope to get them all unpacked and displayed as they need to be! :-)
  8. chinablue chinablue, 6 years ago
    I was just out looking around for any info on this mark. I found a message from a woman in Georgia that describes this cup (no picture of the cup was posted, but it's bound to be the same cup and saucer) This is what she was told about the photo of the mark:

    "Bad news is...no one knows the company. That's not exactly unusual as far as Occupied Japan pieces go. There's about 150 different marks in one of my books and only about half of those have been attributed to a specific maker (and I think most of those only because the actual name is actually included in the mark). There were hundreds of companies producing ceramics during that brief period from 1945 to 1952. That symbol actually translates to made in Japan"

    I'm hoping that someone actually DOES know the company, but it's not looking good for an ID.

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