Antique Nippon Platter - Handpainted Black and Gold Rim with Black Swirls circa 1891-1906
I love the idea that something is practical and still looks great. Vera Wang
If you are familiar with the Noritake brand, then you already know about Nippon too whether you recognize this second name or not. Nippon was the original beginnings of the Noritake brand created by the Morimura Brothers in 1889. Before the brothers started producing their own porcelain dishes under the name Noritake, they purchased blanks from other Japanese potteries and hired artists to hand paint designs on them. These finished pieces were stamped Nippon Handpainted and exported to America. It took 10 years for the Brothers to learn and develop their craft of pottery making. Once their operation and manufacture procedure were sorted out they began using the Noitake maker's mark in the early 1900's.
This platter was made by the brothers in the very earliest years of the company - somewhere between 1891 and 1906. it is stamped with Nippon Handpainted mark and a maple leaf - the earliest symbol of the china company. With a delicate yet classic edging of black and gold stripes and swirls, this petite platter is suitable for both masculine and feminine collections and blends easily with mismatched sets.
- Handpainted design around rim
- Petite size
- Stamped on back with Nippon mark
- Rare, hard-to-find pattern
- Contains the colors black, gold and bright white
In lovely antique condition. Some minor rubbing to rim design. No chips or cracks.
Measures 11.5" inches (length) x 8.5" inches (width)
This antique platter looks marvelous with other dishes that contain black, gold, silver and white. It makes for a particularly stunning companion when paired with this platter, this tray, and these serving pieces.