Pottery Mark Query - NPSK above a crown inside wreath or laurel device

by rod molle
(gardner, kansas, Johnson county )

Pottery Mark Query - NPSK above a crown inside wreath or laurel device

Pottery Mark Query - NPSK above a crown inside wreath or laurel device

Pottery Mark Query - NPSK above a crown inside wreath or laurel device:- My girlfriend acquired this piece from her grandmother, not much from it is known, we just want to know where it came from or what the mark represents.


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Peter (admin) says about:- "Pottery Mark Query - N P S K above a crown inside wreath or laurel device"

Hi Rod

Thanks for the photos and interesting submission.

I am learning about this mark too. Would you be surprised to hear that this NPSK pottery mark is from a Japanses maker?

I couldn't find any information on them from Gotheborg.com which is unusual. I was trying to work out whether the item listed on ebay with the NPSK mark were genuinely antique as the sellers were saying or not.

I couldn't figure it out. Gotheborg.com normally has the inside line on this Japanese stuff. The other names associated with this mark are Dowsie or dow sie and the MEIJI period?

If your provenance is accurate, you need to get this item appraised, because I saw similar style stuff selling on ebay for $150 USD.

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NPSK
by: Bill Ream

There is very little, if anything, written anywhere about NPSK. It's a dead company and they tell no tales. I began collecting NPSK sort of by accident and discovered that it is old Nippon. I say old because the proper dating for Nippon is 1891-1921 which was established simply by the US government requiring that imported china had to be marked with it's country of origin beginning in 1891. Hence, the Japanese began marking their wares "Nippon" since that is what they referred to their country as, and instantly the Nippon era was on. However, the Japanese did not wait for that magic date to begin producing European styled goods for sale in the US, they started, or rather one company started earlier, Nagoya Potteries, around 1880 is where my research puts it. And it was at that time, when they first started, that they marked their goods with this very rare NPSK mark that you have on the vase. I believe they ran out of marks quickly, and realized that at that time they did not have to mark anything at all, so stopped, it was cheaper not to mark them. So that makes this vase one of the earlier pieces, and the style that it's decorated in confirms this. Even though it was made before the Nippon era officially began, goods produced prior to 1891 are still considered Nippon by just about all Nippon collectors, and perhaps they are even more highly sought after given their unique status and beauty. Oh, almost forgot, my research leads me to believe that NPSK stands for Nagoya Potteries Shippo Kaisha. If you have more questions, if I can help, don't hesitate to contact me at billr861@yahoo.com

Bill Ream

NPSK Pottery Mark
by: Peter (admin)

Bill

A thousand thanks for this great A1 info - priceless. You are a true gentleman and a scholar and it is very much appreciated.

Peter (admin)

NPSK pottery
by: Carol

I enjoyed reading your comments regarding the pottery mark. Do you give appraisals on items?
I have a cocoa pitcher with the above pottery mark on it.

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