Set of 6 scalloped Noritake nut dishes with hand painted flowers of orange and green with details of magenta. The scalloped rim is finished in a mat gilt granulated edge. These diminutive dishes are eggshell light and set upon three tiny feet decorated with bright gilt detailing. The bottoms of each dish is stamp with the "Komaru" symbol crowned with "Hand Painted" and below the mark "Nippon". In "Van Patten's ABC's of Collecting Nippon Porcelain" this mark was used by Noritake in 1911-12.
These delicate dishes are in remarkable undamaged condition, survivors from the age of fine dining. Each dish measures approximately 2 3/4" wide and stand 1 1/2" tall. Due to the extreme thinnest of the porcelain there is a slight difference in diameter form one dish to another. As the thin porcelain would shift in size when it was removed form the mold and decorated before the firing process could fix the porcelain. Each dish weighs in just a faction over one ounce. Remarkable survivors.
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