Nippon generally refers to Japanese wares made during the period of 1891 - 1921. Nippon, meaning Japan, identified the country of origin to comply with American importation restrictions.
The rectangular nappy has cut-handles and is decorated with a wide band of greenish-white lily blossoms and leaves outlined in gold and bands of gold beading. The center has a gold and green enamel medallion. It measures 6" in length, 4 1/2" in width and 2" in height.
The round nappy has cut-handles and is decorated with a band of brown rose blossoms and green leaves outlined in gold and bands of gold beading. The center has a gold medallion. It measures 6" across and 1 3/8" in height.
Both are stamped in red with the "M" within a wreath and "Hand Painted Nippon". The "M" designates the Morimura Brothers, distributors with offices in New York. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; some minor age-related gold wear. Very nice for use or display.
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