Handpainted Royal Nippon Moriage Decorated Tea Set ca. early 1800's
This beautiful set is decorated in the "Nippon" styled "Moriage" decoration. As you can see from the photos that the Moriage or "raised jewelled" style decoration is daintily done framing the beautiful large red to dark pink roses with light green foliage. The cobalt blue accents the handpainted roses.
According to Joan Van Patten's Encyclopedia of Nippon Porcelain, these are unmarked Moriage which dates before 1891 after which Nippon was required to mark their wares being imported to North American markets.
This set contains:
1 - teapot (4" high and 7 1/2" from the spout to handle)
1 - Coffee Pot or Hot Chocolate Pot (7" high and 7" from spout to handle
4 - Bread & Butter Plates (6" across - 2 plates have 1 very tiny under rim chip, flea bite if you will, but these are not noticeable from the top at all)
and 2 saucers (5" across)
This set would make a beautiful display for your china cabinet with the deep colors and the gold applications.
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