This is a double-handled bowl by Noritake, made in Japan. It has that fabulous luster blue in the bottom right corner, with a delightful hand painted bough of fruit! (apple? peach? we think apple!)
This has a soft yellow and pink wash background, the fruit, flower and leaves are bright. The bowl has NO chips or cracks; the gold along the rim and handles has worn off a bit, though, indicating this was, in fact used in a previous life!
The bottom has a Noritake Hand Painted stamp with an "M" in the center of a laurel; Made in Japan under it.
No chips (the other mark near the stamp is just the remains of a security sticker from an antique mall, which we will remove before shipping).
Measures 10" from handle to handle, and about 1.5" to the rim from the table top.
These hand-painted luster-ware porcelain bowls were particularly in vogue in the 1920s and into the 1930s. (The date of the logo can be confirmed to the 1920s at the Noritake website.)
Wonderful collectible, great gift; displays beautifully.
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