Mint Vintage Occupied Japan! Sugar Bowl with Lid & Creamer in the Merivale pattern by NarumiDescription: PINK &YELLOW FLORAL, BLUE RING, GOLD TRIM WITH SCALLOPED FOOTED BOTTOMChina with "Made in occupied Japan" stamped on them means they were made in Japan between August 1945and April 1952. When Japan was forced to surrender in World War II, the Allied countries, under the command of Gen. MacArthur of the U.S. Army, occupied the countryand took over its government. Occupation officially ended in 1952, when a peace treaty signed by Japanand 48 other nations went into effect. After the occupation, the products simply bore the words, "Made in Japan."NARUMI MERIVALE OCCP'D JAPAN STAMPED ON BOTTOMCREAM & SUGAR W/LID - MINT CONDITIONVINTAGE & DISCONTINUEDMEASUREMENTS: SUGAR W/LID: 6 1/2" W (INCLUDING HANDLES) X 4 1/2" H (INCLUDING LID)/CREAMER:3" H X 5 3/4" W (INCLUDING HANDLE)Pattern: Holly China, MERIVALE by NARUMI OCCUPIED JAPANCreamer and matching sugar in the Merivale pattern by Holly China, a division of Narumi china, madein Occupied Japan. They are in perfect, mint condition with heavy gold trim. The pattern is a pretty floral with multicolor flower sprays.