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What to do with a Nippon vase that has a large chip on it?

Posted by ceecjjj (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 2, 11 at 16:41

My mom inherited a Nippon vase from my grandfather, it is small about 7 inches tall. But it has been knocked over and a piece of the rim has broken off. This piece mmust have been lost many years ago so it will not be found. I know that it could be repaired for a lot of money. But it has no sentamental value and I am not fond of it. so what do you think I should do with it? Any opinions would be appreciated. thanks


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RE: What to do with a Nippon vase that has a large chip on it?

Since you're not fond of it, why not just toss it? The only other solution I can think of is to hand it to another family member who might like to restore it.


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RE: What to do with a Nippon vase that has a large chip on it?

It's hard to say if it is worth restoring or not without a photo or other identifying features to help determine the maker.

You may already know, but "Nippon" simply means "Japan" in Japanese; Marking it as a product of Japan. In 1921 it was changed from "Nippon" to read "Japan", or "Made in Japan", so you at least know that it was produced pre-1921.

Based on the size, I wouldn't be at all suprised if it was actually a sake pitcher/urn rather than a vase. :-)


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RE: What to do with a Nippon vase that has a large chip on it?

Not likely a saki urn would be made for export....and hence marked Nippon.
I would put it on a shelf with the broken piece to the back.


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