As a dominating presence in the American dinnerware market during the early 1900s, the quality of Noritake porcelain is well known. Even the 'common tableware' patterns are well designed and carry great colors. The Oriental" pattern of this beautiful large plate is very appealing. Against the white porcelain ground are traditional florals interconnected with complex, amber scrollwork and colorful, banded trims around the rims and in the circular medallions. The colors are fresh and bright - rose, mint, lemon yellow, cobalt blue and brick red (around the edge of the rim). The design is a finely detailed, lightly embossed, transfer print with handpainted colors added in a watercolor, wash effect - very nice!
Carries the Van Patten Mark #66 (Noritake Nippon M-in-wreath) backstamp. There are a very few, scattered traces of fading on some petals and scrolls consistent with wear, ca. 1-5% (please see closeup photos). Only a few light scratches can be seen under a strong light. Perfect for everyday or special occasions. Thanks for dropping in for a turn around my shop!