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Lusterware & Made in Japan Ceramics

"Golden Age" (1921-1941) Made in Japan Ceramics including Luster, Art Deco, Wall Pockets, Dishware, Figurals, Toothbrush Holders, Planters, Condiment Sets & much, much more.

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An Ashtray, Really

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help identify 2 Replies

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Figurines 16 Replies

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HOW TO COLLECT: PINK LUSTREWARE 4 Replies

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Occupied Japan Kovels Guide

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk Jun 6, 2014.

Requesting help for "ken" Japanese mark. 1 Reply

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"Made in Japan" Vase 4 Replies

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did Maruhon Ware ever use "MADE IN JAPAN" 4 Replies

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this has china stamped on bottom is that bad or good? 6 Replies

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is this japanese? 1 Reply

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Japenese laquer tray is anyone have info? 2 Replies

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two pretty pieces from my collection 5 Replies

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Unmarked Figurine Vase 1 Reply

Started by Lillian Dunbar. Last reply by Carole Bess White Aug 13, 2013.

What can you tell me about this candy dish? 6 Replies

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Comment by Lillian Dunbar on June 27, 2012 at 7:39am

I found this related info at nancyscollectibles.com:

You probably have seen porcelain or other items marked "Foreign" and wondered what that meant. The Congress of the United States passed the McKinley Tariff Act on October 1, 1890. It imposed tariffs on imports and demanded that the name of the country or origin be stamped or printed on items imported into the United States. Beginning in 1893, every item that was imported into the United States had to be marked "Foreign". Due to a revision in 1914, all items after 1923 had to be marked with a complete mark. If any item was not marked according to the law, it would be turned back at customs.

 

Comment by Carole Bess White on June 26, 2012 at 11:29pm

Yes, it is a pincushion.  Because it says "Foreign," it was probably exported to England as their marking laws were not the same as ours.  It is unusual for a piece to be stamped both "Japan" and "Foreign," but it doesn't really add to the value.  It is one of those "mystery animals" the Japanese were so fond of--kind of dog-like, but not entirely, and with characteristics of other animals as well.

 

Carole Bess White

Comment by Lillian Dunbar on June 26, 2012 at 2:37pm

This cute 3" long figurine I assume was originally meant to be a pin cushion since it has a velvet material in the hole on it's back. I can't determine whether it's supposed to depict a bear, dog or cat. What is unusual (I've never seen this on any other piece) is that it's stamped JAPAN on back near the bottom, but the printed mark on the bottom just says "FOREIGN".

Comment by Carole Bess White on April 16, 2012 at 3:27pm

You got a good deal.  The Occupied Japan ceramics period was 1947--1952 because it took them a while after WWII to get organized and into production again.

Comment by Lillian Dunbar on April 16, 2012 at 2:54pm

I stopped at an estate sale this weekend and picked up about a dozen figurines marked either "Made in Japan" or "Made in Occupied Japan" in mainly in red letters, but some are black.  and I figured for what I paid, they cost me $2 each. Several had more interesting marks. Can anyone gibe more info on the makes shown and tell how the market is now on Occupied Japan. In other words, did I get a good deal?

Comment by Lillian Dunbar on March 23, 2012 at 11:27am

Cute little planter. The dog is about 3.25" tall.

Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on February 24, 2012 at 7:31am

Carole, thanks for voting, you can vote once a day for a week, spread the word, thanks.

Comment by Carole Bess White on February 23, 2012 at 2:35am

I did vote and saw that we are way ahead of the others!

 

Carole Bess

Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on February 22, 2012 at 7:20pm

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Comment by Ellen Wiley on February 19, 2012 at 8:35am

Great Information Carole.  This will be very helpful to me also as I try to sort out many of my items. 

 

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