Pieces marked with japan or made in japan in plain text without any company marks, in general date to the period immediately after the second ww some come with the addition of occupied japan. “royal nishiki nippon”, made for the domestic japanese market since 1906 found in green we have also seen many royal nishiki items marked with “hand painted” in blue and a numbering system in blue as well (example: #24/250) van patten’s #91 “royal sometuke nippon”, made for the japanese domestic market since 1906. The case of nippon or japanese porcelain marks is a bit more peculiar the word “nippon” is the official name of the country of japan and japanese makers and trading companies initially marked their wares with the name nippon. The american occupation of japan lasted from the end of world war ii until 1952 items imported from 1945 until 1952 were often marked, made in occupied japan when the occupation of japan ended, the marks returned to made in japan. The first pieces of lefton china with the made in occupied japan mark reached the united states in 1946 occupied japan lefton china produced in occupied japan included a wide range of pieces, dating from 1946 to 1952.
Could you tell me what made in occupied japan means i have a pitcher with this marked on the bottom it is a hand painted dragon on it, with white blue and gold. Currently disposing of household items because of mother moving to assisted update on dating antique american furniture (pre industrial age) and other colonial items i have a small pitcher from japan. Made in occupied japan makers' marks click a picture to see a larger view use your back button to return to this page adline | aladdin | ardalt | berkshire | castle | celebrate | cherry | chubu | chugai | cmc | diamond | echo | fen toi | fleur de lis | gold grace | return to cathy's made in occupied japan page.
The nippon mark was in use until 1921, when us customs laws required japanese importers to substitute the word “japan” instead study the back stamp carefully for clues in dating the piece in addition to the nippon mark, pieces made for the us market from 1911 to 1921 often have the letter “m” in a wreath. Click the kanji mark if it is there, or start to build one yourself by clicking on each element in turn for example, if there is a straight line in your kanji, click the straight line mark under section 1 of the site add extra marks, piece by piece until you can build up an image of the kanji you are looking for. For japanese govt and people this period must be horrified hence they should buy out all such products manufactured in occupied japan and preserve it. In that year, however, the customs bureau decided that nippon was deceptive and required that items be marked japan in 1939, the united states imposed trade restrictions on japan as a result of the japanese aggressions in asia. 1947-1952 occupied japan/made in occupied japan era the united states occupied japan from sept 2,1945, until april 28, 1952 the occupied japan backstamp era truly began august 15, 1947 when the first shipment of occupied japan ceramics arrived in america the us customs bureau decreed in 1949 that japanese goods could be markedoccupied japan.
So, the nippon mark was no longer the recognizable mark used for these items for porcelain collectors, this makes dating your piece really easy if your piece is marked nippon, then it was made and imported between 1891 and 1921 if it is marked japan, then your piece was made and imported after 1921. `made in occupied japan' mark determines item's value not all products made in japan between 1946 and april 1952 are marked made in occupied japan or occupied japan ie, dating from. Dating royal doulton products from their doulton marks means you sometimes have to check very carefully factors other than the doulton mark can help in more accurate dating, particularly pattern names and numbers and date codes or artists monograms.
Many early japanese pottery marks were hand-painted, as they were viewed as a signature a mark made by stencil is a much later way of marking, dating from the showa period (1926 to 1989. A helpful dating tip in the labyrinth of japanese marks is it is generally accepted that marks that include dai nippon in japanese characters, on the whole, date to the meiji (1868 to 1912) period, reflecting the greatly increased nationalism of the time many early japanese pottery marks were hand-painted, as they were viewed as a signature. C hina marks from different origins chinese marks european marks japanese marks what chinese marks are good for or what they can not do for you chinese china marks marks on antique china of chinese origin usually do not tell you who the manufacturer of an item is. A simple circle with a cross through it is the sign of the clan that ruled the satsuma province in japan around the time that most of the original items were made if this crest is on the pottery item, then you most likely have an original piece. Japanese glass identification guide + gallery japan labels not just new glass, but vintage pieces from around 1950's - 1970's, the quality and style of which rivals murano, scandinavian, and czech glass production.
Why the marks are important: the object of a ceramic trade mark was to enable at least the retailer to know the name of the manufacturer of the object, so that re-orders, etc, can be correctly addressed. The blue willow of japanese origin is greatly from the 20th century the pieces are marked with various initials and symbols combined with or only marked japan, made in japan, or occupied japan it is difficult to say what companies or pottery’s that the mark may stand for. There, on a table at a neighborhood yard sale, you see an acme widget in its original box you pick it up on the box is the company address: acme widgets, chicago 5, illinois. Pre-1921 items were not marked made in japan most were marked japan after 1921 a lot of countries marked them either japan or nippon from 1947 to current pieces are marked made in japan or japan note that pieces marked occupied japan or made in occupied japan are pieces dated from 1947 to 1952 are not usually considered made in japan pieces.
Backstamps and identifying marks for japanese collectibles h ome i dentifying marks u kiyo-e censor ceals t ime warped news j apanese pottery marks a dventure story m y philosophy l inks b ibliography. Most japanese pieces from this period were marked nippon or hand painted nippon they quite often will have a company logo you will find a few pieces from this era just marked japan and a few with no markings at all. Dating in korea: 11 things you should expect published by keith at may 23, 2013 categories blog korean culture most philipinos ate japanese i think japan soldiers were quite cruel on pinoy during 2nd world war in the same way, but for other reasons most japanese ate chinese we don’t do couple items although we joke about.