Vibrant pink and purple hand~painted flowers are enhanced by a rich frame of cobalt blue with gold accents...quite captivating!
The cup is approximately 3 3/4" in diameter at the rim and 2" in height, while the saucer is 5 5/8" in diameter...
I believe that this may be a master berry bowl and would date this piece to around the 1930's. For those of you familiar with Joan Van Patten's markings for Nippon porcelain, this bowl basically bears her #17 backstamp with the exception that it states "Made In Japan" instead of "Nippon", dating the bowl after the Nippon era...
The set consists of seven pieces...the pot and lid, which measure approximately 9 1/4" in height with the lid seated, and 6 handled cups which are approximately 2 3/4" in height. All of the pieces are in VERY good condition, only a couple of cups with a bit of roughness on the rims.
Duodecagonal (12~sided) in shape, this piece features the wonderful moriage dragon in the center and is done in the more traditional colors of dragonware. Minute beading along the edge and a small handle complete the presentation...
Produced by Noritake and hallmarked in red with the Morimura "M in Wreath", I would guess that this plate dates to the 30's or 40's when lustreware was quite popular.
Two gold decorated handles complete the look of this cake or service plate. It measures 9 3/4" from handle to handle and is in excellent vintage condition.