Dating nippon

We get a lot of questions about Nippon backstamps and dates of manufacture. (Note: the left bottom side of the Torri mark is slightly worn, it should be even with the right bottom side of the mark.) “Pagoda Hand Painted Nippon”, no known manufacturing date(s). “Imperial Nippon”, found in blue (shown) and green.

Little did they know that this once small group would expand to a membership representing virtually every state as well as Canada and Japan.

The International Nippon Collectors Club (INCC) was founded in 1982 by a group of Nippon The International Nippon Collectors Club (INCC) was founded in 1982 by a group of Nippon enthusiasts with a vision to form an organization through which fellow collectors with a common interest in Nippon could exchange knowledge and share friendship.

There are a total of 359 back stamps known to date. While these lesser companies produced fine wares on occasion, it is generally felt that the best examples of Nippon-era hand painted porcelain will carry a back stamp used by the Noritake Company during the Nippon era.

Joan Van Patten has collected a vast number of Nippon back stamps in her book entitled Van Patten's ABC's of Collecting Nippon Porcelain, published in 2005. The exception to this is Coralene which to the best of our knowledge was never produced by the Noritake Company.

Joan Van Patten has written many books on collecting antique Nippon porcelain, and she has compiled known dates for certain backstamps. ) “Noritake M (Morimura) in Wreath Nippon” Found in green (shown), blue & magenta.

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