This is a Japanese Nippon hard paste porcelain hand painted inkwell. There are three pieces to the inkwell: the square bottom, the ink insert, and the lid. The date is circa 1910.
The sides and the top of the lid are unglazed and painted in a ground.
The front of the inkwell shows trees on a shore, next to water, against a skyline. The scene goes around the sides in subdued colors. The top of the lid has decorations in the corners of raised enamel.
The insides and underside are glazed white.
The inkwell is 2 3/8” high and 2 ¾” wide.
There are no chips, nicks, cracks or crazing. Scuffing wear due to age is minimal.
The green mark is M in the wreath with Hand Painted above and Nippon below.
This is an original Nippon inkwell.
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