Offered is this lovely vintage Nippon Cracker Jar...complete with lid. It's about three inches tall and slightly over six inches wide. Some of the fragile gilding is rubbed off, especially on the handles, but the cracker jar itself is in wonderful condition. There are no chips or cracks.
The mark on the bottom seems to be the mark of "BIBI" which is a shop or trading company that commissioned pieces for sale, and got pieces from various kilns in a specific area of Japan. This mark is similar to
Kutani. Most current information is that Bibi was a family import firm during the 1950's and 1960's.
Lovely Nippon Covered Biscuit or Cracker Jar