Offering for sale a fabulous hand painted artist signed bowl. It features a group of violet sunflower or daisies, I think these are actually the native purple coneflower of the southern USA, botanical name echinacea. These beautiful flowers are nestled in a bed of green leaves and buds, with a background of pink, blue and yellow shading over lovely white china, and a finely executed gold rim. There is also a gold rim on the pedestal or foot. It is signed by the artist "F. Honda" next to the flowers. (or Honde ). On the back it is marked Noritake Hand Painted Made in Japan" with trademark. Deep within the blooms there are dark tones of purple and blue, and the background colors are shaded to perfection. This bowl measures a tiny bit less than 8 & 3/4" wide at the rim, and it is 2 & 3/4" tall. It is in overall very good condition with no cracks or repairs, no chips in the china, there are several very very tiny paint chips, I tried to show them in the photos. This is a very beautiful piece, it was a one owner bowl after it was painted.