Nippon Mark Forged Vintage Decoration CopiedBy Mark Chervenka
Nippon Mark Forged Vintage Decoration Copied
Another shot has just been fired in the growing assault on Nippon ceramics. Another new wreath mark is in use which has the closest resemblance yet to an authentic wreath mark. Although it's applied as a decal, this new mark has a loose hand-painted appearance. The wreath is also egg-shaped. An original wreath mark, also applied as a decal, has quite sharp lines that appear machine printed. This is especially true in the word "NIPPON"; the old having crisp sharp lines, the new having irregular lines.
Virtually all old wreath marks are proportional in size to the piece they marked. The original wreath mark on a large original bowl, for example, is generally bigger than the original mark on a hat pin holder. Although the new marks do show some variation, they are more consistent in size. Measuring from the top of the "P" to the bottom of the word "Nippon", most new marks are ¾".