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Dating nippon

The term Nippon porcelain is common to many people because this mark can be easily found on many pieces of vintage and antique porcelain.

The word Nippon is commonly found on the underside base of a litany of items including but not limited to teapots, plates, cups, vases, and other ceramic objects. Nippon was a mark that had a lot to do with the American rise of the wealthy class and the Gilded Age of the latter part of the 1800s and early 1900s.

Mc Kinley Tariff Act Why are these pieces marked "Nippon"? In large part, the answer to the question, why are these pieces marked "Nippon", has a lot to do with the import/export laws of this period.

In 1891, the Mc Kinley Tariff Act was passed into law.

This law stopped the import of any products that were not "plainly marked..legible English words." So, basically, anything that came into the United States from another country had to be marked with its country of origin in understandable, written English. Nippon basically means "made in Japan." When you see a "Nippon" mark on the underside of a base of a piece of ceramic, you know that you have a piece that was made in Japan.

Simply, Nippon means Japan and while the "Nippon" mark served its purpose to comply with the Mc Kinley Tariff Act of 1891 for the next thirty years, Customs Officials decided, in 1921, that any piece imported from Japan should be marked "Japan" and not marked "Nippon." 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 18.

The mark may tell you where your piece was made and if you know the history of understanding pottery marks, then the mark can help you date your piece too.However, the mark is not the only clue to assessing value of your Nippon piece. There are so many pieces of Nippon out there that value varies widely.Some undecorated pieces of Nippon are only worth a few dollars.Some pieces command between 0 and 0 depending on the piece, condition, decoration, and other factors.Of course, there are some Nippon pieces that command upwards of

The mark may tell you where your piece was made and if you know the history of understanding pottery marks, then the mark can help you date your piece too.

However, the mark is not the only clue to assessing value of your Nippon piece. There are so many pieces of Nippon out there that value varies widely.

Some undecorated pieces of Nippon are only worth a few dollars.

Some pieces command between $100 and $500 depending on the piece, condition, decoration, and other factors.

Of course, there are some Nippon pieces that command upwards of $1,000 to $6,000 for certain pieces of Nippon.

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The mark may tell you where your piece was made and if you know the history of understanding pottery marks, then the mark can help you date your piece too.However, the mark is not the only clue to assessing value of your Nippon piece. There are so many pieces of Nippon out there that value varies widely.Some undecorated pieces of Nippon are only worth a few dollars.Some pieces command between $100 and $500 depending on the piece, condition, decoration, and other factors.Of course, there are some Nippon pieces that command upwards of $1,000 to $6,000 for certain pieces of Nippon.

,000 to ,000 for certain pieces of Nippon.

The value of a piece of Nippon porcelain is in the quality, size, type, and condition of the decoration and other aspects of the item too.

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