This is a Japanese Nippon hard paste porcelain tea set, consisting of a teapot, sugar and creamer. The date is circa 1910.
The teapot is 6 ¼” high and 7 ¾” long from spout-to-handle. The sugar bowl is 4 ¾” high and 5 1/2” from handle-to-handle. The cream or milk pitcher is 3 ¾” high and 4 ½” from spout-to-handle.
The designs are in rectangular blocks around the base, top and lids, all hand painted. The landscape scenes are of sailboats along a water’s edge with rural buildings and some trees. Other rectangles are entirely gold overlay of leaves and grape clusters.
The edges are trimmed in gold with raised dots. The handles and finials are trimmed in gold.
There are no chips, cracks or crazing. There is only minor wear to the gold trim. The spout has a fold line in the porcelain, not an age line or a crack, just part of the manufacturing process.
The blue mark has the words Hand Painted with a design of a house followed by Nippon.
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