This is a set of three small Japanese Nippon hard paste porcelain boxes with lids. The date is circa 1911.
The three boxes are hand painted with the same design and are a matching set, though of three different sizes. The smallest box is 1 1/8” high and 1 7/8” wide. The middle box is 1 ¼” high and 2 ¼” wide. The larger box is 2 ½” high and 2 ½” wide.
The small sizes of the three boxes means the boxes can be used to hold small pieces of jewelry, like wedding and engagement rings, or earrings; or the boxes can be used for pills or small trinkets.
The boxes are glazed white. There is a hand painted border around the top and around the lid, divided segments of tiny pink roses, brown leaves, bordered in brown, and dotted with turquoise beads of moriage. The hand painting shows uneven strokes and not all of the lines are connected, leaving some gaps.
There are no chips, nicks, cracks or crazing. I can’t tell if any of the turquoise beading is missing as there are numerous tiny beads.
The smallest box is unglazed on the bottom. The other two boxes are glazed.
The blue mark is the Rising Sun with Hand Painted above and Nippon below.
Japanese Nippon Set of Three Small Boxes Hand Painted Tiny Pink Roses c 1911