When I first saw this bowl I was amazed at the detail that the artist had used in creating this charming piece. From the misty background of trees and land to the veins on the leaves and the rough shell of the nuts, the scene comes to life. The artist used moriage to give the leaves, stems, and shells added texture. Turning the bowl to view the feet provides another pleasant feature-scroll markings and small blue beading. Even the edges of the bowl have some beading work to display. The bowl is marked in green Hand Painted Nippon around the wreath with the M in the center. This mark is identified as being used from 1911 until 1921 by the Morimura Company of Japan. After 1921 the Nippon mark was replaced with Japan or Made in Japan and also had Noritake added in many cases.
Some small marks indicate that this bowl was used by previous owners but overall the condition of this piece is very good. All of the beading appears to be intact.
The bowl is 3 inches high and 7 ¼ inches in diameter.