Yesteryear Here

Circa: 1921-1925
Manufacturer: Noritake China Company, Nagoya, Japan
The Noritake Company produced and exported thousands of items in hundreds of designs to the United State between 1921-1935. They had a design office in New York City where current design sources would be used to send ideas to Japan for the Noritake decorators to use. One of the most highly collected periods of Noritake production is from the 1921 - 1935 Art Deco period.

They are renowed worldwide for their dinnerware but had a whole division focused on what was then called "fancyware", items for household consumption decorated artistically. Though very reasonable in price when first sold, they are now collected by both collectors in the Western world as well as in Japan.

This octagonal bowl measures 7 1/4 inches in diameter. It stands 2 inches tall at the handle. It has two tab handles and one can see that the mold from which it came had some in relief scrolls at the rim. The entire rim of the bowl is decorated in 24 K gold. The three large clusters of flowers are placed asymmetrically on the plate, a revolutionary idea at the time. Another Art Deco common feature was the stylization of nature. The flowers and leaves are NOT painted in a realistic manner but are abstract and stylized.

Another Art Deco common feature was the use of what are called speed lines, which featured three lines in the bands which contrast from the geometric nature of the plate shape.

Noritake is well known for its luster glazes, the most common of which is tan luster. Their less common luster glazes are gold, silver, green, pearl, and yellow luster (also spelled lustre sometimes).

This bowl has only tan luster on it but it uses scarce colors of orange and crimson in the paint. It is in very good vintage condition with some very slight wear in the center but no loss of luster. The green Noritake Wreath mark indicates production between 1921-1925. Later the mark was in red.

Add it to your Art Deco or Noritake Art Deco collection today.

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