Made in Japan by Nippon Toki Kaisha, Ltd., this rare porcelain perfumer features garlands of dainty roses, a lined diaper pattern and geometric borders trimmed by gold gilt. The bone china white porcelain falcon resembles French opaline. With its bulbous genie bottle shape and original cork stopper, it is a classic piece. Display the early 20th Century work of decorative art on a dresser or shelf, or use it to hold parfum or a flower bud.
Joan Van Patten's "ABC's of Collecting Nippon Porcelain " features diaper designs throughout and this particular blank on page 196. The lovely vintage piece would make a romantic gift and great collection addition.
CONDITION: this vanity accessory is excellent vintage condition, with no chips, cracks or crazing and only light wear.
COLORS: the collectible scent container has a white body, gold gilding, black trim; the wreaths have pink and yellow flowers with green leaves.
SIZE: about 5" tall to the top of its spherical cover and 3.5" in diameter at its widest point.
MARK: this collectible item bears the antique Noritaké over the Maruki symbol (aka the Komaru symbol and spider mark) Made in Japan mark (JVP 227) registered in London in 1908 and used on exports to the UK from 1908 (or earlier) into the early Art Deco era.
ORIGIN: of Japanese derivation, most pre-WWII Noritake collectibles were designed at the Morimura Brothers trading company in New York City, then made and hand decorated by employees at the Nippon Toki Kaisha, Ltd. ("the Company that makes Japan's Finest China") factory in Noritake, Japan for export to Western markets.
Categories include bottles, scent, falcons, bath and vanity items.
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