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Antique Nippon Moriage Wheat Pattern Creamer & Sugar
What a great find. This fabulous creamer and sugar was made at the end of the 19th Century in Japan. It is a form of Nippon, known as moriage, for its fine raised slipwork designs.
The creamer and sugar are done in the sought after wheat pattern. They have a pale green background with hand painted yellow and purple flowers. On top of that are the sheaves of wheat, done in off white. They are so highly textured, they seem lifelike. There are also raised turquoise dots on the body of the pieces, as well as the handles and feet.
Each piece stand on four curved legs. The open sugar bowl measures 5 1/2" handle to handle, and the creamer measures 4" handle to spout. They are both about 3 1/2" high. They are not signed, as most of these pieces were for export, and predate implementation of the McKinley tariff act which mandated identification as to country of manufacture on imports.
The pieces are in wonderful antique condition, I have only spotted two dots (moriage), missing from the leg of the creamer. Otherwise no cracks, chips or missing moriage. The sugar may or may not have had a lid at one time, but if so, it is long gone.
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