Vintage Blue Mood Indigo Fruit and Leaves Ceramic Teapot or Coffee Pot with Creamer - Japan
Inarco (International Art Ware Corporation) was founded in 1960 by Irwin Garber (Cleveland, OH), as an import giftware company. As with many of the giftware companies of the time, the majority of their pieces came from Japan.
The deep blue varies in shades, with the green leaves, fruit design and tree bark look handles and spouts combining for a truly one of a kind vintage look.
I love these pieces and have a had a few sets in my possession over the years. In my opinion, this design is so reminiscent of the time period and the type of design that will most likely never come this way again. The down side is that the pieces are easily chipped and this one is no exception. Many times I believe that a piece's unique qualities or beauty outweigh any flaws it may have, and in those cases (as with this set), I will clearly outline all flaws.
It's difficult in the photos to differentiate the chips from the light reflections but they are as follows:
The creamer has two 5mm chips, one on the handle and one on the top back of the leaf edge. Another 2mm chip is near the base and a 20mm chip is along the bottom underside of the base (these are only chips and not cracks to the pottery).
The creamer measures 6 1/4" handle to spout and 3" high
The Teapot has 4mm smooth chip to the inside rim of the pot and a 15mm chip to the front apple (arch shaped as seen in photo).
The Teapot measures 8" handle to spout and 8 1/2" tall with interior straining holes.
All chips are smooth to the touch and none of these flaws effect the use of either piece. I have priced the set accordingly.
Based on the combination of Inarco marks used...Black and Gold Foil Label and Globe Stamp, I'm dating this set to the 1960's.
Thank you so much for stopping by and as always, please feel free to contact me with any questions. Additionally, please remember that all of my items are completely guaranteed. If you're not happy with your purchase for any reason, simply return it to me for a full refund. Due to the flaws in this set, I am happy to cover the shipping costs back to me, should you not love it as much as I do.
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