Leilani Chop Plate Platter - 1970's Vintage Mikasa Cera Stone - Tiki Style, Hawaiian Floral
The word leilani combines two of Hawaii's most stunning aspects - their majestic skies (lani) and their gorgeous rings of flowers worn around the neck (lei).
No tiki party is perfect unless there are some festive elements that really bring the theme home. This large, chop plate/ platter brings the bold flowers of America's most beautiful state home to your space.
Founded by California born, George Aratani (1917-2013) in the 1950's, Mikasa began as an importer of Japanese dishware to America. Known for their fashionable designs, suburb quality and convenient sales shops located within stores like Macy's and Bloomingdales, their dishware was an immediate success with mainstream mid-century America and helped George build two other successful businesses on the side. Incredibly active throughout his life, in any and all things Japanese - American, George and his wife helped grow a business and a community in California that stood for respect and recognition for the contributions of Japanese - Americans in all areas of life.
- Bright bold floral design
- Large size ideal for serving food or drinks
- Made of cera stone - a combination of perlite, cement and iron oxide that replicates the look of natural stone.
In gorgeous vintage condition. A few utensil marks can be seen in the center flower, but overall the design is so bold you'll barely notice these. Please see photos. No chips or cracks.
Measures 12" inches in diameter.
Because the flowers are so pretty and the graphic appeal so strong, this chop plate would make a dynamic wall hanging either on its own or grouped in a batch with other equally dramatic pieces.