Dating japan collectibles
Update:-This an old thread and we finally solved it.My feelings when we first heard from the original poster was that this ware sounded old.In 1904 the Morimura Brothers formed ‘Nippon Toki Kaisha Ltd’ and setup a production facility at Noritake near Nagoya on the Japanese island of Honshu.They registered their first Noritake back stamp around 1908 and registered their first Noritake mark in the USA around 1911.Meissen’s Johann Joachim Kändler, who is often credited with creating the format of the porcelain figurine itself, is the best known of these early artists, producing likenesses of the lecherous Pantalone, the spirited Columbine, and all manner of mischievous harlequins.While Meissen may have been the place where European porcelain was born, Dresden is where its decoration was perfected and popularized, so much so that today, many people still mistakenly talk about Dresden china when they really mean Meissen.Founded by Hungarian sportswear designer George Zoltan Lefton, Lefton China of Chicago, Illinois, imported porcelain decorative objects such as figurines and head vases, as well as kitchen wares such as cookie jars and salt-and-pepper shakers, from postwar Japan. Beginning in the 1970s, Lefton began contracting with potteries around the world, from China and Malaysia to Italy and England.
And then there are the figurines that are just plain silly—how else to describe a puppy wearing a hunting cap and carrying a shotgun, looking down at the innocent duckling that’s staring up at him from inside the canine’s bag?
Christmas figurines were a perennial favorite; Santa and Mrs.
Claus, of course, but also adorable elves, angels, and children, some of which resembled candy canes with faces, arms, and legs.
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