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This one is a bit of a puzzle. It looks like Victorian "barbotine" with applied roses. I thought is was a Noritake mark on the bottom, it was not. I now know this is actually made by Seyei Toki Co Ltd, or Moriyami Mori - machi of Japan around the 1920 -30's. It stands about 8" tall and 5" at it widest point. The roses are not evenly applied and it leaves a empty spot at the back. There is a clear seam running down the sides from the mold. A bit of damage to one leaf tip and a chipped edge as well. You really can't see it unless you tip the vase upside down. A small chip in the dry ring on the base too, can't see that either. All in all in pretty nice shape for this type of piece. It looks to be very old. -Mike-
History of Moriyama Pottery Courtesy of :
Rubell’s Antiques http://rubell.wordpress.com
The reference material above is from Gotheborg.com, which should be noted. I hope you took from the paragraph that it is not a Noritake mark.
Sorry, but it I did not get the pottery info from that site. The info came from Rubell's antiques site.
hi read this may not apply but interesting anyway
For the Love of Nippon - Fake Marks
I had someone look up the mark for me on the "marks4antiques " site. So I'm pretty certain it's not trying to "fake" anyone, but it does look similar to a Noritake mark. Here's a link to Rubell's antiques the talks about this maker and their marks. -Mike-
hey mike - thats was just for interest as there are tons of fakes around as far as i can find moriyama- mori falls under the nippon mark - noritake and nippon are very similar
noritake was established in 1876 and nippon grew out of this ( a collection of makers in japan all under a similar mark)
Noritake Co., Limited, commonly known as "Noritake," grew out of a trading company established in Tokyo and in New York City by the Morimura Brothers in 1876. In 1904, key members of this trading company created the Nippon Toki Kaisha, Ltd. ("the Company that makes Japan's Finest China"), in Japan. Noritake's wares were mostly aimed at the European Market. This forerunner of the modern Noritake Company was founded in the village of Noritake, a small suburb near Nagoya, Japan. After various mergers the company now comes under the umbrella of the Nippon Toki Kaisha, Ltd. Most of the company’s early wares carried one of the various “Nippon” back stamps to indicate its country of origin when exported to Western markets. Today, many collectors agree that the best examples of “Nippon-era” (1891–1921) hand painted porcelain carry a back stamp used by "Noritake" during the Nippon era.
Although consumers and collectors alike have called these wares, "Noritake" (and/or simply, "Nippon") since the late 1920s, the Japanese parent company did not officially change its name to the Noritake Co., Limited until 1981. Evidently, since Noritake is the name of a place, the company was initially prohibited from registering the name as a trade name.
It is not a fake Nippon mark; it is a real Made in Japan mark.