This is a lovely straw yellow basket-weave-look ceramic pot and flat lid sprinkled with rich navy blue and dark maroon flowers with golden yellow centers, accented with a bright shade of green leaves and striping around the top and bottom edges, and the skinny rim of the lid.
This measures: 4 1/2" tall x 3 1/2 across the top tapering slightly to 3 3/8" across the bottom.
Some refer to these as biscuit jars or pots; we love to use them on our kitchen counter or vanity to catch our favorite rings and watches while washing.
This is not without minor flaws: the outer lip has a few small chips along it's edge, and this does have some crazing; we've included photos of each for you to inspect.
Interior decor homewares that are vintage and unique such as this piece really make a statement of style: they add personality to your home, and can inspire a conversation (of it's origin, or just because it's so pretty!).
The bottom is marked "Hand Painted Japan" within a "ribbon" design and a capital K within a partial flower design ~ it is believed the K could possibly stand for Kyoto. This mark is tentatively dated between 1920 to 1940.
We found the logo mark information on a website concerning Japanese porcelain; we would term this as ceramic, or pottery, rather than porcelain, in our opinion, however they did have the exact same mark on their site.
Regarding dates, the following Japanese historical period names are the ones most commonly used:
Showa (1926-1988), where "early Showa" is often the term used to cover the Showa reign before 1945.