A Time Remembered

Circa: 1940
Condition: Used
Manufacturer: Noritake/Made in Japan
This lovely Nippon chocolate cup and saucer decorated with pretty pink flowers with light green leaves on a white ground was made by Noritake and is marked: Hand Painted / M in a Laurel Wreath / Nippon.
Antique Nippon porcelain, as this china was called during the period from the 1890's through the early 1920's, denoted country of origin rather than products from a specific manufacturer. Nippon is the anglicized word for Japan or land of the rising sun.
This M mark in a wreath, standing for Morimura was introduced in 1911 and possible in use until 1921. The first reported U.S. registry for a Noritake back stamp for importing is 1911. The Morimura Brothers, Noritakes founder, Baron Ichizaemon Morimura and his younger brother, Yutaka Morimura established in New York in 1878, was the first imported goods shop to import Japanese antiques and porcelain.
Both cup and saucer are trimmed with a gold bead moriage and are in very good + condition without chips cracks or fleabites. There is some gold wear on the rim as I have shown in my pictures and the cup measures 2 5/8 inches tall, 2 5/8 inches across the rim and 2 inches across the base while the saucer measures 5 inches in diameter.
An addition to any Nippon Chocolate Cup and Saucer Collection.
SH & Ins. will be quoted after orders placed. If you have questions please contact me and thank you for looking.

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