Antique Nippon Porcelain Luncheon Plates - Set of Two Handpainted Floral Dishware
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Plutarch
Handpainted Nippon china was the earliest form of the famous Noritake brand. Created by the Morimura Brothers in Japan in 1889, the company began by purchasing blanks from other Japanese potteries and then hired artists to hand paint designs on them. These finished pieces were stamped Nippon Hand Painted and exported to America, which is the case with this pair of matching porcelain luncheon plates. It took 10 years for the Brothers to learn and develop their craft of pottery making but once their operation and manufacture procedures were sorted out they began using the Noritake maker's mark in the early 1900's. These plates listed here were made between 1911 and 1920, painted in the blooming years just before Nippon became known as Noritake.
- Design details include gold rims, a pastel blue band, pink roses and blue flowers
- Stamped with the Nippon hand painted mark featuring the green crown
- Set of two plates
In beautiful antique condition. No chips or cracks. Some slight rubbing to gold rim.
Measures 8.25" inches (diameter)
These plates look especially beautiful with this set of vintage linen napkins.