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...
Ivory / cream in color, each set consists of a two~handled bouillon or soup cup, matching liner or saucer, and matching lid with rosebud finial. Each piece is embellished with a basket~weave styled texturing and rich, gold highlights.
The cups and saucers are hallmarked as shown and all pieces are free of any chips, nicks or cracks...
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.
Here is the history of the set. A friend of mine bought this from the Rosenthal factory in West Germany in either 1958 or 1959 (the pattern was only produced from 1955 to 1959) for her mother as a gift...
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...
A spade and vegetables form the handle of this Toby. The gardener is clad in a white shirt. gray jacket, yellow scarf and light brown hat. Hallmarked D6634, this version is the small size, measuring approximately 4" in height...
Hallmarked and numbered D6668 as shown, this jug was designed by Michael Abberley and features jolly old St. Nick clad in his traditional red and white along with a doll standing atop a drum as the handle. It measures 7 1/2" in height and is in EXCELLENT condition.
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.
With his signature cigar as the handle, this unique Royal Doulton character jug of the beloved Groucho Marx was designed by Stanley J. Taylor. It was issued from 1984 to 1988 and is one of The Celebrity Collection series.
Measuring approximately 7" in height and in beautiful condition, this would be a great addition to any collection.
Designed by Leslie Harradine and Harry Fenton, Sairey was produced from 1935 to 1986. This particular jug is in excellent condition and measures approximately 3 1/4" in height. It is backstamped as shown and bears the Doulton Number D5451...
The version shown here is the second variation and was issued from 1981 to 1994. Designed by Eric Griffiths and measuring 4 1/4" in height, it depicts John Doulton and features the tower of Big Ben as the handle. John Doulton is attired in a black coat with purple collar and sports a yellow cravat while Big Ben is a brown color...