DESCRIPTION: From Japan, a beautiful oval Serving Bowl that easily transitions from season to season.
On white porcelain, the design is vibrant and unique. From a distance, the bowl appears to be of cloisonné decorating technique. In fact, the decorating features a handpainted design with accents of enameling. The pattern is of cobalt blue floral sprays with mint green leaves and intricate black swirls.
The pattern repeats four times, defined by gold outlines, and separated by a mottled blue interior. The outer border is wide and features intricate design elements to complement the, overall pattern. Sprinkled within the design are enamel dots of dark orange; and flat dots of mint green. The Serving Gilding rims the bowl, outlines the pierced handles, and appears on the interior and exterior.
WHY I LIKE IT: The nod to cloisonné decorating is an interesting design element. The blue colors blend with today’s moderne table setting to enhance the dining experience during any season…spring, summer, fall or winter.
BACKSTAMP(s): Noritake M (Morimura Brothers) Hand Painted Made in Japan.
ARTIST SIGNATURE: none
DIMENSIONS: 9~1/2” dia x 10” handle to handle
CONDITION: Very Good to Excellent. No chips, cracks, crazing or repairs. Minimal light scratches to interior; gold rubbing is consistent with age and use; beautiful glazed sheen. Manufacturing anomalies exist i.e. glaze pops, imperfections; very minimal.
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Vintage Noritake HandPainted Serving Bowl ca. 1930s