This dainty hand painted Nippon three footed bowl has the most beautiful coloring of mint green with pink flowers and outlined in gold leafing. The trim along the scalloped outer edge is jeweled with gold leaf and delicately placed small beading around the edges and trim. Inside the center of the bowl is a gold leafing design with small beading as well. This style bowl was usually for fruit, nuts or candies.
The Nippon marking on this piece is what is known as the "Double EE" or "BiBi" marking. Hand Painted in red, with "Double EE/BiBi" in blue and "Nippon" in blue. This marking was used between 1891-1921. Nippon porcelain, as this was called during the period from the 1890's through the early 1920's, denotes country of origin rather than products from a specific manufacturer. "Nippon" is the word for Japan or "land of the rising sun". The "Nippon" marking was changed over to "Japan" in 1921 due to the McKinley Tariff Act of 1891 in The United States. Japanese porcelain produced for export was required to label its origin in Phoenician lettering. After the early 1920's, the more-English "Made in Japan" began to appear, mandated by The United States requirement of "Japan" instead of "Nippon" for the sake of clarity for American readers. Thus, the beginning and ending of the "Nippon" period.
This beautiful footed bowl is 6.5" W X 2.5" H. There are no chips or nicks on this piece. This truly is a wonderful piece to have on your table or add to your collection!
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