My Grandmothers tea set

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Really there were a lot of makers of this... just image searched this.. sheesh .
 

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RC... perhaps... ATQ Japan

Does the one you're showing have exactly the same decoration as the OP's?

This one does, and has a 'TT' mark for the Takito Company. They used a number of marks and that one was first used around 1920.

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If it is from Takito, the wording for country of origin will help with a date. The one above is from the 1950s [*addition: or very late 1940s]

But we need the OP to tell us how it is marked (if at all).
 
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That is really pretty. Thanks for sharing
This is the sugar container I have a creamer 6 cups and saucers and 3 dessert plates. Unfortunately the tea pot and some other pieces were broken in the 1989 earthquake
 
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It is neat. The decoration looks oriental, but I am no expert. Is it to contain tea bags? Or sugar for tea?
This is the sugar container I have a creamer 6 cups and saucers and 3 dessert plates. Unfortunately the tea pot and some other pieces were broken in the 1989 earthquake
 
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Does the one you're showing have exactly the same decoration as the OP's?

This one does, and has a 'TT' mark for the Takito Company. They used a number of marks and that one was first used around 1920.

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If it is from Takito, the wording for country of origin will help with a date. The one above is from the 1950s [*addition: or very late 1940s]

But we need the OP to tell us how it is marked (if at all).
 

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Mine has gilding in gold the mark on the bottom I attached.
 

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Love those colors! Such a pretty set!
 

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Thanks for the clarification. Generally, I would prefer to see the actual mark rather than someone else’s interpretation of what it says… because of the possibility that smudged or poorly registered marks can be misread.

‘SWB’ rings no bells at all. Are you sure it’s not ‘SNB’ as shown below:

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If so, that’s a Nagoya mark. Nagoya was both the name of a porcelain company in Japan, as well as being a city with a number of porcelain factories that also used the name generically. It’s uncertain what ‘SNB’ actually stood for, but perhaps one of the many workshops in that area.

Note that the ‘SNB’ mark may or may not be accompanied by the word ‘Nagoya’; may or may not include the words ‘Hand Painted’; and the ‘Made in…’ assignation can be either inside the circle mark or printed separately alongside it. Some pieces say ‘Nippon’ and some say ‘Japan’.

‘Nippon’ is the Japanese word for Japan but was outlawed by the US Custom Service in August 1921 by a ruling that it did not fulfil the requirements of the McKinley Tariff Act for origin marking, because it wasn’t an English word. Thereafter (until 1941 when imports stopped), the wording was “Made in Japan”. Imports didn’t resume until the late summer of 1947 when “Occupied Japan” was the required origin mark through to 1949 when the word “Occupied” could be dropped.

Unless you have family history for the items that suggests otherwise, my guess would be that this is post-war and made after 1949.
 
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