Nippon Hand Painted Blow-out Porcelain Bowl Raised Relief ca 1911: this lovely bowl is what the collectors call blow-out porcelain. It has leaves and “blown-out” Brazil nuts and nice Moriage detail. The bowl is part of a larger collection from the estate of a local collector.
Items molded in relief or so-called "blown-out" pieces have a three dimensional appearance and are very desirable wares among collectors. The pattern for this type of item was made directly in the mold. Recesses were cut into the mold producing a negative relief. Whatever was incised into the mold would protrude out on the completed item. The design is raised up from the background of the item and is often found in the shape of nuts, flowers, animals, figures, etc.
The bowl is in excellent condition with no flaws that I have been able to detect.
Measurements are: 8 ½” handle to handle, 2 ½” tall.
Nippon Hand Painted Blow-out Moriage Porcelain Bowl Raised Relief ca 1911