Violet China, 1950s Occupied Japan, Tea Pot Sugar, 2 Cups and Saucers, Tea Set, Japan 17232
Violet China, 1950s Occupied Japan, Tea Pot Sugar, 2 Cups and Saucers, Tea Set, Japan
This beautiful set is in great vintage condition. Asiatic scenes of pink birds in flight, Japanese buildings and a towering tree.
Teapot measures: 6.5" high and 9" from handle to spout. It has a 4 cup capacity. Teacups are regularly sized. No creamer was found with this partial set.
All pieces are free of damage and only show light wear to the gilt accents.
Gen. Douglas MacArthur had no idea what he was giving birth to in 1945, when he set up headquarters in Tokyo after World War II and was entrusted with governing the defeated nation. His mission: to revive Japan's economy. Between 1945 and 1952, under MacArthur's command, all factories were instructed to print "Occupied Japan" or "Made in Occupied Japan" on their products. What began as a simple means of identification for U.S. import authorities has become the alpha and omega for a growing number of collectors.
Many U.S. military men stationed in Japan brought these goods home as souvenirs, this set has this history and has only known gentle shelf life.