Vintage/Antique Delicate & Elegant Japanese Lithophane Geisha Girl Eggshell Dragon Ware China Cups & Saucers. 4 cups & 6 saucers of "Japanese Kutani Moriage Sunray Dragon Ware". Beautifully hand painted & gold gilded fine bone china in near perfect condition. There are no chips or cracks except a small chip to one of the additional saucers. Please browse all 12 photographs for size, weight & condition as they are self explanatory.There are plenty of Japanese porcelain pieces about but for collectors Japanese moriage Is sought after particularly if in good condition. Please browse all 12 photographs for size, weight and condition as they are self explanatory. All in excellent order with minimal wear. The UNITED STATES occupied Japan from Sept. 2,1945, until April 28, 1952. "MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN", "JAPAN"or"MADE IN JAPAN". Again, some were not marked at all. Occupied ware has its ardent collectors. According to experts on 19th- and 20th-century Japanese ceramics, the colour does not help date a mark as red, green and black were used most years. In the 19th Century, the Japanese porcelain industry underwent a major industrial revolution that allowed it to enter and then compete in the global market. Mikado as a company did not embrace the Art Deco phenomenon.
They focused on Japanese techniques such as. Moriage & Icchin Moriage - (Icchin is the name of the tool used to draw moriage).
Technique to make ceramics three-dimensional. Gold Raised Work After the first firing of a painted piece the moriage is covered by painting it with liquid gold giving a raised gold look. Gold Beading - when small gold dots are placed carefully and precisely on the moriage. Raised Enamel (Jewels) A technique to enhance a gold finish to make it more luxurious.The item "Old Japanese Lithophane Geisha Girl Eggshell Dragon Ware China Cups & Saucers" is in sale since Thursday, August 30, 2018. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Cup & Saucers".
The seller is "santoor-uk" and is located in Ladywell (Near Eccles), Greater Manchester. This item can be shipped worldwide.