111521-3/RL-1371

This is a hard paste porcelain small dish, probably for butter pats, or it might be a teabag holder or have some other function. The Japanese kiln is unknown. The date is circa 1885 to 1905.

When you hold the small dish, you can see your fingers through the porcelain.

The mark on the bottom belongs to an English company, Ice & E Co. It is a printed mark of a wreath containing the letters ICE Co and Japan with Hand at the top and Painted below. The company existed during the era of Nippon production. They went to Japan and traveled to the kilns to find the finest hand painted items, and exported their purchases to England to sell to customers there. Let me repeat, the company was created to purchase only the best hand painted Nippon pieces.

This small dish is 1” high, and 3 ¼” by 3 ¼”. There is an open tab handle at one end. The edges are irregularly scalloped, giving the form of a leaf.

The border is a cobalt blue glaze with gold beading and overlay. At the points the glaze is partially not cobalt, with gold overlay, to give the shape of flower petals. The edges are trimmed in gold. The interior has hand painted pink flowers with green leaves and stems and more gold overlay. The underside is glazed a gray-blue color.

There is no crazing, nicks, chips or cracks. The glaze has a few tiny bumps on the bottom.

ITEM ID
RL-1371
TYPE
Hand Painted, Porcelain
COLOR
Black, Gold, Gray, Green, Pink
CREATOR
Nippon
ORIGIN
Japan • Japanese
PURPOSE
Butter Dish
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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Japanese Nippon Exceptional Small Butter Pat Dish Blue Cobalt Border Gold Hand Painted Pink Flowers c 1885 - 1905

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