This lovely chocolate pot measures 9" tall, 5" at the largest diameter, 6" from spout to handle edge.
Imported from Japan, its unmarked state indicates that it was made prior to the adoption of the McKinley Tariff Act of 1891 which dictated that all imported goods be marked with country of origin. These Japanese goods were marked "Nippon" from that year until 1921.
This pot has been skillfully hand painted on both sides with one being slightly more ornate. The lovely pink roses rest on a lightly blushed background of pastels and are accented with tiny flecks of white enamel. The cobalt blue trim on all edges and handle is over-painted with a shiny gold scroll and leaf design.
In very nice condition with no chips, cracks or repairs, slight gold wear on the handle and firing spots in the form of tiny indentations concentrated around the top diameter. These are common on these old pieces and are generally not considered to be flaws although this piece has more than are usually found.
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