For your consideration is this 8 pc Early 1900s Hand Painted Nippon Tea Set. There is a blue mark on the bases of the teapot, the cup, the creamer, and the sugar bowl. The mark has been used since 1911 according to the Collector’s Encyclopedia of Nippon Porcelain Identification & Values Fifth Edition by John F. Van Patten. I believe that this set is in the pattern of Noritake 175 “Christmas Ball”. The following is a list of the pieces that are included in this set and their measurements and condition.
- 1 (2 pieces) Teapot w/Lid- 4 7/8″ tall, 8 5/8″ long, 5″ in diameter. There are no cracks or chips on this piece. There is some loss to the gilding.
- 1 Creamer- 2 3/8″ tall, 5″ long with the handle, and 3 1/2″ in diameter. There is some loss to the gilding, but there are no chips or cracks.
- 1 (2 pieces) Sugar Bowl w/Lid- 3 5/8″ tall, 6 1/4″ long, 4 1/4″ in diameter. There are no cracks or chips. There is some loss to the gilding.
- 1 Tea Cup- 1 3/4″ tall, 3 5/8″ diameter, 4 1/4″ long with the handle. There is a small amount of loss to the gilding.
- 2 Saucers- 5 1/2″ diameter. There are no chips or cracks. There is a small amount of loss to the gilding and a little loss to the yellow color.
This would be a nice addition to your collection. Please see the pictures for more detail.