Antique gilded, hand painted and jewel encrusted footed (Coralene beading, see all Photos) porcelain bowl with matching underplate by Noritake. The porcelain body of these two vessels is thinner than typical wares of this period and the glaze is uniform and flawless (see all nine Photos). Consequently, the quality is above average and the hand painting well rendered. The hemispherical bowl sits on three ball feet added to the underside and attached using slip before glazing (see Photos 1, 5 and 9).
The ‘M inside the Wreath’ mark on the back of the bowl (Photo 6) was used by Noritake and stood for Morimura, the surname of the two brothers that established their export business under Noritake in 1876 by opening an office in New York to import Japanese wares. The word Nippon in this mark stands for Japan and was used to comply with the McKinley Tariff Act of 1891 until 1921. Then in 1921, Japan was substituted for Nippon to remain in compliance with United States import laws after that date. Consequently, the mark on this bowl indicates that the set was produced between 1891 and 1921, hence the c1905 mid-date.
The fluid flowers painted on these porcelain dishes display an Art Nouveau connection (Photos 4, 7 and 8), however the rectilinear Coralene borders with matte black enameling offer a hint of Art Deco (Photos 3 and 4). Gilded outlining of leaves and flower petals (photos 7 and 8) along with gold accenting of the Coralene borders complete the design. Undecorated areas around the hand painted motifs add tasteful refinement to these dishes and draws the eye back to each. In contrast to the overly busy and gaudy decorated porcelains wares of the Gilded Age, these two dishes are a delight to behold and their motifs have been purposefully tailored for Western consumption.
So if you are looking for a nice antique Noritake from the southern US, then make sure you seriously consider this one while it is still available. And as always, this item also comes with my Docs Antiques 100% satisfaction guarantee or you may return it using my return policy (see complete Return Policy details farther below). You also have the option to ask for a customized lay-away plan for purchasing this item (and others when combining orders) by simply requesting the terms you wish to use and then let Doc take care of setting it up and combining any items together as desired (payment installments may be modified at any time should the unexpected ever arise, just let me know by email and I’ll change the due dates).
SIZE & CONDITION: The bowl has a diameter of 5 1/8 inches and stands about 2 1/4 inches tall. The underplate has a diameter of 6 1/8 inches and stands about 5/8 inches tall along its outer rim. Both the bowl and plate are in excellent condition with no major defects and no chips, hairlines, major stains, deep scratches, repairs or restoration. Of course, if the buyer is not completely satisfied, then she/he may return this set for a refund (see our complete return policy for all details as noted below).
SHIPPING: All US mainland buyers pay $9.90 for well packed USPS Priority Mail and this is an estimated savings of $2 to $5 since insurance and tracking are INCLUDED in this amount. That is, the insured postage you pay for delivery in the US is always less than our actual costs or we refund the difference back to you, and there are never any handling or packing fees added to any of your Docs Antiques purchases, ever. All international buyers will also pay less than the actual shipping costs for all verifiable locations outside the Continental US mainland. Send us your address and we will email you up to four options for sending this item to your country. We only use the USPS for International shipping to reduce broker fees and certain Custom’s charges when an item is over 100 years old. Please note that International import duties, taxes and other special charges are not included in the item price or our shipping costs and these additional charges are the Buyer's responsibility. We do offer a petition waiver for VAT relief on the behalf of the buyer which may help reduce certain import taxes when your country grants such petitions for items over 100 years old and the shipping option you select allows a waiver request to be included. Please check with your country's Customs Office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to purchasing this item -- thanks.
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