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Find 81260 Teacup

Upload Date:2017-08-27
Area:KI
Type Category:Inscriptoins
Material:Clay
Presumed Dating:Modern
Description:Base of a modern vessel (teacup?) with the manufacturer's mark "MGK Made in Japan." Date and pattern unknown.

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2018-01-30 08:44:19, Paul Adcock , Ladismith, South Africa

I did some research on the internet and found this: "Most pieces marked with the name of a country were made after 1891, when the McKinley Tariff Act was passed. Pieces from Japan were marked “Nippon,” the transliteration of the Japanese word for Japan. After 1915 the words “Made in…” were usually added. Beginning in 1921, U.S. Customs required country names to be in English, and the word “Japan” was used instead of “Nippon.” Items marked “Made in Occupied Japan” were made between February 1947 and April 1952. After that, just the word “Japan” was used again." So it could have been imported any time from 1921.