Nippon Techniques

Moriage Vase
This is an example of the use of Moriage to enhance a hand painted scene. The egret and water plants are of applied Moriage. The backstamp on this vase is the blue maple leaf.
Moriage Vase
This is an example of the use of Moriage to enhance a hand painted scene. The egret and water plants are of applied Moriage. The backstamp on this vase is the blue maple leaf.
Scenic Vase
This large scenic vase represents to many what is classical Nippon. A rich landscape scene in earthtone colors is complimented by beautifully detailed trim at the top and bottom. This vase has the green M-in-wreath backstamp.
Scenic Vase
This large scenic vase represents to many what is classical Nippon. A rich landscape scene in earthtone colors is complimented by beautifully detailed trim at the top and bottom. This vase has the green M-in-wreath backstamp.
Bolted Urn
This bolted urn features beautifully painted lillies on the front & back. Extensive gilding adds richness to this exquisite example of Nippon from the Victorian era. The back stamp is the blue Maple Leaf.
Bolted Urn
This bolted urn features beautifully painted lillies on the front & back. Extensive gilding adds richness to this exquisite example of Nippon from the Victorian era. The back stamp is the blue Maple Leaf.
White Woodland Moriage Vase
Another example of Moriage decoration on Nippon. The scene on the vase is a cottage in the distance framed by a hand painted landscape and trees made of applied Moriage. The back stamp is the M-in-wreath. Typically referred to as White Woodland Scene.
White Woodland
Moriage Vase

Another example of Moriage decoration on Nippon. The scene on the vase is a cottage in the distance framed by a hand painted landscape and trees made of applied Moriage. The back stamp is the M-in-wreath. Typically referred to as White Woodland Scene.
Tankard
This stunning tankard is painted with beautiful irises in a style to resemble American art pottery so popular at the time. The inside and underneath surfaces of the tankard are painted black to more closely resemble pottery. In addition, the finish of this piece is satin smooth. Royal Kinran back stamps.
Tankard
This stunning tankard is painted with beautiful irises in a style to resemble American art pottery so popular at the time. The inside and underneath surfaces of the tankard are painted black to more closely resemble pottery. In addition, the finish of this piece is satin smooth. Royal Kinran back stamps.
Midnight Woodmill
Another example of classic Nippon artistry. This scene, "Midnight Windmill", can be found on humidors, chocolate sets, tea sets, wall plaques and many other vases. This vase has the familiar M-in-wreath back stamp.
Midnight Woodmill
Another example of classic Nippon artistry. This scene, "Midnight Windmill", can be found on humidors, chocolate sets, tea sets, wall plaques and many other vases. This vase has the familiar M-in-wreath back stamp.
Wine Claret
This wine claret would certainly have been the envy of the neighborhood when it was new in about 1911. Lush wisteria flows down the front and is complimented by the extensive use of gold decoration. The backstamp on this vase is the blue maple leaf.
Wine Claret
This wine claret would certainly have been the envy of the neighborhood when it was new in about 1911. Lush wisteria flows down the front and is complimented by the extensive use of gold decoration. The backstamp on this vase is the blue maple leaf.
Coralene Tankard
This is the first piece of Coralene that we have seen on our tour. Rich cobalt blue trim is the perfect compliment to the beautiful lilies made of Coralene. Coralene pieces were made during the Nippon era, but virtually all will have "Japan" noted as the country of origin. This tankard has the 1909 back stamp.
Coralene Tankard
This is the first piece of Coralene that we have seen on our tour. Rich cobalt blue trim is the perfect compliment to the beautiful lilies made of Coralene. Coralene pieces were made during the Nippon era, but virtually all will have "Japan" noted as the country of origin. This tankard has the 1909 back stamp.
Coralene Vase
Another dramatic Coralene piece. Many different art influences can be seen on Coralene pieces. The decoration on this vase shows the influence of the Art Nuveau style. This vase also has the 1909 patent back stamp.
Coralene Vase
Another dramatic Coralene piece. Many different art influences can be seen on Coralene pieces. The decoration on this vase shows the influence of the Art Nuveau style. This vase also has the 1909 patent back stamp.
Coralene Vase
This stunning vase demonstrates the influence of the Arts & Crafts period. As with most Coralene pieces, the background finish is matte to compliment the reflective quality of the Coralene glass beads. 1909 back stamp.
Coralene Vase
This stunning vase demonstrates the influence of the Arts & Crafts period. As with most Coralene pieces, the background finish is matte to compliment the reflective quality of the Coralene glass beads. 1909 back stamp.
Molded-in-relief 
with Applied 
Moriage
This scenic vase represents two major decorating styles, molded-in-relief with Moriage decoration. The detail of the decoration is remarkable and can best be appreciated upon close examination. Green M-in-wreath back stamp.
Molded-in-relief
with Applied
Moriage

This scenic vase represents two major decorating styles, molded-in-relief with Moriage decoration. The detail of the decoration is remarkable and can best be appreciated upon close examination. Green M-in-wreath back stamp.
Coralene Vase
This delicate Coralene vase has a rich deep matte blue background which perfectly compliments the daffodils which encircle the entire vase. 1909 back stamp.
Coralene Vase
This delicate Coralene vase has a rich deep matte blue background which perfectly compliments the daffodils which encircle the entire vase. 1909 back stamp.
Coralene Vase
This is yet another example of Coralene decoration. The Art Nuveau influence can be seen here also. 1909 patent back stamp.
Coralene Vase
This is yet another example of Coralene decoration. The Art Nuveau influence can be seen here also. 1909 patent back stamp.
Tapestry Ewer
This ewer is an example of "Tapestry" finish decoration. Tapestry pieces are treasured by collectors and examples can be found in floral, geometric and scenic patterns. The backstamp is the blue maple leaf.
Tapestry Ewer
This ewer is an example of "Tapestry" finish decoration. Tapestry pieces are treasured by collectors and examples can be found in floral, geometric and scenic patterns. The backstamp is the blue maple leaf.
Moriage Portrait 
Humidor
This humidor features a monk smelling roses. This is a decal transfer and not a handpainted scene; however, the elaborate Moriage decoration which covers this piece was hand applied. Portraits are also in demand and highly treasured by collectors.The backstamp on this vase is the blue maple leaf.
Moriage Portrait
Humidor

This humidor features a monk smelling roses. This is a decal transfer and not a handpainted scene; however, the elaborate Moriage decoration which covers this piece was hand applied. Portraits are also in demand and highly treasured by collectors.The backstamp on this vase is the blue maple leaf.
Dark Woodland
Chocolate Set
Chocolate sets are favored by many collectors and this scene makes this set more desirable. This scene can be found on many different molds. This set has the green M-in-wreath back stamp.
Dark Woodland
Chocolate Set

Chocolate sets are favored by many collectors and this scene makes this set more desirable. This scene can be found on many different molds. This set has the green M-in-wreath back stamp.
Molded-in-relief
Wall Plaque
Wall plaques were very popular during the Nippon era. Plaques can be found as small as 6 inches and as large as fifteen inches. While most are simply handpainted, some are also molded-in-relief like this 15" indian on a pony. This same scene can be found on a smaller 10 1/2" plaque. The backstamp is the green M-in-wreath.
Molded-in-relief
Wall Plaque

Wall plaques were very popular during the Nippon era. Plaques can be found as small as 6 inches and as large as fifteen inches. While most are simply handpainted, some are also molded-in-relief like this 15" indian on a pony. This same scene can be found on a smaller 10 1/2" plaque. The backstamp is the green M-in-wreath.
Doll
When World War I broke out, the Japanese filled the void when dolls were no longer available from France and Germany. This doll is an example of one of them. The quality of Nippon dolls is very high and examples are getting harder to find each year.
Doll
When World War I broke out, the Japanese filled the void when dolls were no longer available from France and Germany. This doll is an example of one of them. The quality of Nippon dolls is very high and examples are getting harder to find each year.
Bolted Urn
This stunning bolted urn features a scene of raised trees with applied gold decoration. In addition, clay moriage trim highlights the handles, upper and lower portions of this urn. Gold lustre is utilized for the scene which encircles this beautiful piece. The back stamp is the green M-in-wreath.
Bolted Urn
This stunning bolted urn features a scene of raised trees with applied gold decoration. In addition, clay moriage trim highlights the handles, upper and lower portions of this urn. Gold lustre is utilized for the scene which encircles this beautiful piece. The back stamp is the green M-in-wreath.
Covered Urn
This is a covered urn decorated with a beautiful scene of swans on a peaceful lake. Dogwood blossoms surround the scene. Swans were the subject matter for many different scenes during the Nippon era, and this is one of the most lovely. The backstamp on this vase is the blue maple leaf.
Covered Urn
This is a covered urn decorated with a beautiful scene of swans on a peaceful lake. Dogwood blossoms surround the scene. Swans were the subject matter for many different scenes during the Nippon era, and this is one of the most lovely. The backstamp on this vase is the blue maple leaf.
Portrait Cobalt 

Blue Vase
This gorgeous cobalt blue vase features a decal portrait of two Victorian ladies in a garden. The scenic panel encircles the entire vase. Elaborate gold trim highlights this exquisite vase. The backstamp on this vase is the blue maple leaf.
Portrait Cobalt
Blue Vase

This gorgeous cobalt blue vase features a decal portrait of two Victorian ladies in a garden. The scenic panel encircles the entire vase. Elaborate gold trim highlights this exquisite vase. The backstamp on this vase is the blue maple leaf.
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