This is a wonderful Japanese hand painted lustre-ware celery set, circa 1920-1930, consisting of a master celery tray and six individual salt dishes. Surrounding the sides of the celery tray are blue panels decorated with white geometric designs, alternating with blue & black panels adorned with a floral arrangement in yellow, blue, red and green. The center and rim of the celery is orange lustre with the handles are trimmed with gold gilt. The center of the individual salts have the panel and floral design with the orange lustre border.
The master celery tray measures 10 1/2" in length and 5" in width; the individual salts measure 3 3/4" in length and 2 1/4" in width. The tray is stamped in red with a company logo and "Hand Painted - Made In Japan". There are no cracks, chips or repairs; some scratches and wear on the gold lustre base of the celery.