Vintage Blue Peony Luncheon Plates - Handpainted Japan - Set of Two
Full of flowers and festivity, these dark blue floral plates were handpainted in Japan sometime during the mid-20th century. Aptly named and in abundance on each plate, this pattern is called Blue Peony which features a shade closer to dark denim or navy.
Now a hard-to-find pattern, it's lovely that these two luncheon plates come as a pair, as they are gorgeous for mixing and matching with other blue and white china and also look pretty as a matched set for wall decoration.
While peonies are often associated with weddings, marriage and happiness, in Japan, where these plates were made they also symbolize honor, masculinity and prosperity. That makes them fun symbols for the kitchen, which we believe is the happiest room in the house whether you are cooking for yourself or your spouse.
Similar to the Blue Danube and Blue Onion patterns, we love that this Blue Peony pattern is timeless in appeal. It looks great when paired with antique florals in similar colors and also looks equally suited to sit on the table alongside more contemporary designs.
- Matching set of two
- Hard to find pattern and pieces
- Stamped on back with pattern name
In really lovely condition with no cracks or stains. There are two of the smallest (smallest!) chips - one on each plate along the rim. The chips are old and tiny (less than 1/8th inch in size) and barely noticeable thanks to the dynamic pattern. Please see photos.
Each plate measures 9.25" inches (diameter) and weighs 14 oz