Q&A on Collecting: Porcelain vase is decorated with Asian scenes
Anne McCollam: Porcelain vase is decorated with Asian scenes
Q: I have enclosed a photo of a footed porcelain vase that I bought at an estate sale. It is approximately nine inches tall, has two handles and is decorated with Asian scenes of pagodas and trees. The trees are embellished with gold dots, and there is a gold band around the top. On the bottom is a wreath with the letter “M” in the center. Outside the wreath are the words “Hand Painted — Nippon.” Thanks for any information on the age, history and value of my vase.
A: You have a nice example of hand-painted Nippon porcelain. The letter “M” in the mark represents the Morimura Brothers. They had offices in New York City and imported porcelain to...
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