|Title:||Japanese Tea Set|
|Description:||We are wondering the value of this lusterware Japanese Tea Set. It has a teapot, creamer, sugar and cups and saucers and small plates for 6|
|Condition:||no chips cracks,etc..|
|Origin:||Wedding gift of mother of a friend|
|Appraised By:||Leslie Haltbakk|
|Appraiser Comments:||During the 1900's, Japan produced a wide variety of porcelain and pottery figurines, occasional dishes, etc. which is now known as MIJ (Made in Japan) collectibles.
There were hundreds of factories producing these wares, and the factory or artist was rarely indicated on these pieces. Yours has a currently unidentified mark.
In many cases, if it just says Japan, as opposed to Made in Japan, it was frequently, but not necessarily, made before 1921 or post-1950. The style of this set looks 1930's to me in that the style of the pot is Art Deco and the shape is not ordinary.
These sets are normally in the $35-$65 range, yours is an unusual and appealing shape, it might go a bit higher.
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