Vintage NORITAKE 1918; Green+Blue Lustreware Ceramic Hand-Painted-Floral Creamer

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Seller: thoma_vand (234) 100%, Location: Grimsby, Ontario, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 254293775576 There were many Asian & European Antique-Era Manufacturers of Ceramics (Porcelain, China, Stoneware, Earthenware) circa 1900. Many well-known and prolific makers were in Germany, France, England, Austria, Japan, China to name a few … Every-day ceramics are still manufactured world-wide ...Offered here is a - VINTAGE NORITAKE - Made in JAPAN - White Ceramic-Porcelain, Art Deco Creamer - with upper edge Metallic-Gold Tone Gilding, a Blue & Green Lustreware (Upper Rim, Handle) finish, and Large & Colourful Hand-Painted Poppy-Floral Detail - in Most-Excellent, gently-barely-used condition.ALL surfaces are – Super HIGHLY-glossy, clean & shiny. No cracks, chips, crazing, nor flea bites; No hazing nor stains.The form of this Creamer is octagonal - achieved by a mold having eight vertical panels to create this creamer form. The unglazed base seat rim is octagonal in shape - forming a subtle pedestal base; the form rounds out and upwards, tapering further outwards slightly until it approaches the upper rim, where it flares outwards ... the front panels rise further, forming an ample rounded pour-spout. The wide-flat handle is scupltured and angular in shape - ample in size.The recessed base bears the maker’s mark – a glaze or ink stamp - in ox-blood re ink - "NORITAKE; MADE IN JAPAN; in the center - LOGO "Noritake M Wreath"" - the mark used in 1918.The base colour of this Creamer is white - inside and out. Hand-painted on one side of the Creamer is a bright and boldly depicted Floral design - perhaps poppy-flower, pod, stems and leaves. Colours used to create this motif are - Yellows, Gold, Red, Brown, Greens, and Black - the design is well-executed.The upper flared rim has a Bluish-Gray Lustreware Finish. The handle has a Deep-Teal-Green Lustreware Finish.Over top of this decorative-detailing is a fired-on high-gloss glaze, on all surfaces - except for the base seat rim.Over top of the clear glaze is golden-tone gilding - on the top edge - which is in excellent condition as well. This tends to be a fragole finish - often easily wearing off, which in part is a function in the manner of which the gilding was done. This Creamer measures 3 1/2" from the tip of the spout to the back of the creamer bowl; 4 1/4" from the tip of the spout to the back of the handle; the base measures 1 3/8" x 1 5/8"; height at the side - 2 1/2", maximum height 3 1/8" at the side of the spout, 2 3/4"-7/8" at the bottom of the spout, 2 5/8"-3/4" to the top of the handle.SOME INTERESTING INFORMATION –Noritake Marks and History –A company named Morimu Gumi was established by two brothers to establish overseas trade. One of the brothers, Toyo, established a business in the NY, USA selling Japanese antiques and alike by 1878 re-named Morimura Brothers in 1881.In 1876, Morimura Brothers, began the Noritake trademark – and by the 1890’s this company became more of a trading company than a retail operation.Ichizaemon Morimura VI and his brother, Toyo, imported chinaware from Japan – items such as curiosities, china tableware, gift items … eventually looking to improve the quality of their source of wares. A factory, Nippon Toki Kaisha Ltd, connected with Morimura Brothers, was built in Noritake (1904) – near Nagano, Japan – which manufactured western-style tableware for export. By the 1920’s assembly lines were established for their high-quality porcelain production items. Ceramic - Ceramic is a general term used to describe the art of making things from clay then baking them to become strong & non-absorbent. China is a highest-quality ceramic.China is composed of clay, kaolin, feldspar, and quartz – other materials, depending on circumstances may be added as well. These materials are mixed, items are molded into shape, and then go through a series (where glazes can be added) of long & high temperature firings – which impact the final product. In the end, the components have fused, forming a strong and non-absorbent product.China is also referred to a tender porcelain, also more opaque than porcelain.Porcelain is a ceramic made by heating the materials which make porcelain (kaolin and several others) to 1200-1400-degree C – producing very strong and transluscent porcelain-ceramic – due to the high-heating process generating the mineral mullite.Japan - The Japanese name for "Japan" is "Nippon".Made in JAPAN Ceramics - an interesting history .... compiled from a few sites ...1891-1921 - Hand-Painted NIPPON - several versions ...A glaze or ink stamp - in red ink "HAND PAINTED"; green ink ""Detailed Crown"; NIPPON" - Said to be made for Meito China in the Nagoya area of Japan. Also sold under the name Nagoya Sheito Sho Co.After 1915 - MADE IN NIPPON1921-1941 - NORITAKE Art-Deco - these items are MOST PRIZED by collectors, price reflects that as well.1921-1941 JAPAN; MADE IN JAPAN - referred to as the GOLDEN AGE - Early - U.S Customs required that all country names be labeled in English - these pieces were marked "JAPAN" or "MADE IN JAPAN" (as the words "MADE IN" were also req'd but some managed to make it through without. Sometimes due to space constraints, only the word JAPAN appeared).An embargo stopped all shipments from JAPAN 1941-1945.1947-1952 OCCUPIED JAPAN; MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN - Feb 1947-Apr 1952 - items began to reach the U.S in 1947 were marked as such in INK, post 1949 - the ink was most commonly RED, GREEN or BLACK. 1952+ JAPAN; MADE IN JAPAN - ... improved stickers were allowed to replace INK, in the 1950's. Gilding -Gilding is a technique used to apply a very thin coat of gold to another surface such as – wood, porcelain or stone. Any item which is gilded is described to be gilt.Metal which was gilded – in the West – where silver was used – these objects were called silver-gilt items.Parcel-gilt or partial gilt – refers to when an item is only partly gilded.Gilded items could be made by applying gold leaf by hand and glued, also by chemical methods or electroplating (gold plating). Pure gold powder or ground gold leaf can be made into a suspension then painted onto ceramics and fired to set … it can also be combined with other materials in the hopes of more effectively chemically attaching the gold to the ceramic’s surface through high-heat firing.SHIPPING - Able to ship from Canada (default) OR US (please contact with request OR for pricing. Add a day to handling-time). International shipping from either is also an option – please contact seller for pricing.See Feedback Profile on of member grimavrams; member since Dec 2002.I also refund shipping over-charges, if they are significantly over my actual cost to ship - normally, I am close to the actual cost. I use the most economical carriers who operate Monday-Friday – not weekends; not holidays. Condition: Used, Era: Art Deco, Decorative Detail: Hand-Painted; Lustreware Finish; Gilding, Lustreware Finish: Blue Upper Rim, Green Handle Lustreware, Hand-Painted Detail: Colourful Poppy-Floral (one side), Floral-Detail Colours: Yellows Gold Red Brown Greens Black, Model: Creamer, Style: Elevated Spout & Handle; 8-Paneled; Flat, Backstamp: Ox-Blood Red; ~1918, Gilding: Metallic Gold, Top Edge, Object Type: Tableware - Creamer, Color: White Porcelain Base, Brand: Vintage - NORITAKE

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