These three plates have the Nichi Hon or Nihon mark that was used primarily during the Meiji through the Taisho periods. These characters mean "Nippon." Jan-Erik Nilsson of Gothborg.com writes, "Regarding porcelain marked with Japanese charcters Nichi Hon or Dai Nichi Hon reading Nippon or Dai Nippon (=Japan) written in Japanese kanji characters this could be found on Japanese porcelain unrelated to customs regulations, clear from the Meiji period (1868-1912) all through the Taisho period (1913-1926) and up until at least the second WW."
The plate borders with scallop design are distinctly Art Deco. All three plates depict Mt. Fuji and a lake with homes and/or temples. One plate has a water wheel, which irrigates rice paddies, and is a popular subject along with Mt. Fuji in Asian, particularly Japanese, iconography.
These plates are 7 ¼" across. One plate has what one would deem a "flea bite" on its edge, only visible when holding the plate parallel to one's field of vision so that it is not visible when viewing the plate as if looking down on it. Please do examine the photos carefully, especially the last showing a couple of blister-like protuberances on the back edge of one of the plates. These aren't visible when the plate is displayed showing its front.
Thank you to http://litaxulingkelley.blogspot.com/p/japanese-porcelain-marks.html and to www.gotheborg.com for their incredibly helpful sites.
Please note that the price is for all three plates. An overage in shipping fees of $1.00 or more will be refunded to you upon shipment of your plates.
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