Early 1900s Nippon Vase
“M in Wreath”, M stands for Morimura Bros. (importers). Mark used since 1911. 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 McKinley 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 1891 and 1921. If it is marked “Japan”, then your piece was made and imported after 1921. Borrowed from drloriv.com.
11.5in tall; 8in wide; 6in deep