Charming hand-painted Nippon porcelain Jar with lid for condensed milk or jam, c. 1930

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Simply lovely little porcelain jar with lid for holding condensed milk or a jar of jam while serving tea.
Beautifully made and hand-painted by Nippon; hallmark stamped on the bottom, c. 1930. Fine bone china in delightful scalloped shape.

In very good condition - no chips, fractures or breaks.
Dimensions: 5.25 in. H, 3.5 in. diameter

I love this pretty little piece. The decor is so delicate and fine. The hand-painted brush strokes, the tiny raised pearls along the rim and the center of the pink flowers give the decor a three-dimensional effect.

I had this piece for some time wondering why on earth it had a hole in the bottom. I knew of vanity boxes with a hole on top for saving locks of hair. But why a hole in the bottom? Thanks to another shop owner on Etsy, I finally solved the mystery. And what a charming idea! Disguise your condensed milk can or jam jar in a delightful porcelain jar! When tea time is over, just poke your thumb through the bottom hole to easily remove the can of milk.

I really like things that add beauty to everyday life; make ordinary things special. Not in a snobbish, uppity, show-off kind of way. But in a simple, genuine and beautiful way.

Most of time, it's meals quick and dirty as we rush through life's activities. And how much more so then, do I love those Saturday afternoons making tea for the boys and me. Setting out some nice tea cups and saucers, a creamer and sugar bowl, pretty spoons and a special plate of cookies. Just a little extra effort and the ordinary is transformed into marvelous.

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