c1940s Noritake Hand Painted Wingless Cherub Figural & Rose Flower Cornucopia Porcelain Vase
Made by Noritake in Japan, this beautiful, quality made, porcelain cornucopia style flower vase is embraced by a wingless cherub or young boy figural. Its delicate design adds a vintage touch of elegance to traditional or French-inspired decor.
Circa 1940s or '50s, this vase is in very good condition with one flower showing a broken half petal (see all photos for detail). It doesn't detract, but mentioned for accuracy. There is light soil on the vase interior from previous use and age.
This charming, whimsy vase will display nicely on your mantel, in a curio cabinet or as an accent on your piano.
Height: 6 "
Width: 3.75 "
Depth: 3.25 "
Weight: 9.3 oz (without packing materials)
Maker's mark: "N" for Noritake, impressed symbol on bottom
About the history of Noritake:
"In the early days, their trade was focused on Japanese antiques and miscellaneous goods. As the porcelainware was gradually increased in their business, Morimura Gumi was assured of its potetiality. In 1889, Ichizaemon and his comrades visited the World Exposition in Paris and were impressed with beautifully and exquisitely decorated European porcelains. Their desire to “make such beautiful, exquisite pieces in Japan” grew stronger. Eight years later, Ichizaemon dispatched his engineers, to Europe to learn the latest manufachturing methods and this was the beginning of his challenge to achieve white porcelain ware using Japanese materials.
In 1904, “Nippon Toki Gomei Kaisha”, the forerunner of the Noritake Co., Limited, was established and a factory with modern equipment and facilities was constructed in Noritake, Takaba-villlage, Aichi,Japan (present: Noritake-shinmachi, Nishi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi). Although the operation was started, many more years of trial and error were spent before the production got into full swing. It was ten years later, in 1914, that Japan’s first Western-style dinner set was finally completed and exported to the United States. Their dinner ware business proved to be a great success and it grow into the world famous brand known as “Noritake China”."
--Information extracted from the Noritake website