The Noritake Company was first registered in 1904 as Nippon Gomei Kaisha. In 1917 the name became Nippon Toki Kabushiki Toki. The "M in Wreath" mark is that of the Morimura Brothers, distributors with offices in New York. It was registered in 1918 and used from the early 1920's through 1941.
This lovely and colorful serving bowl, circa 1930's, has a center completely decorated with a tranquil country scene depicting a small cottage nestled among a grove or trees on the banks of a quiet lake with colorful hills in the background. The pallet of earth tones with pastel yellow and vivid green and purple is beautiful. The scene is outlined with a narrow black line with wide yellow border extending to the narrow black rim. The exterior of the bowl has a wide, mottled purple band outlined in black at the top. The bowl measures 8 1/2" across and 3 1/8" in height. It is marked in green "Cherry Blossom" stamp in the shape of five "M". This mark was sub-contracted to independent companies making porcelain for the USA market by the Noritake Company in 1924. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Outstanding design and color pallet.
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