Antique Nippon Biscuit Jar, Morimura Bros., 3 Footed, Hand Painted, Gold Gilt, Rose Design, Lidded, Porcelain, Centerpiece
A gorgeous antique biscuit or cracker jar by the Morimura Bros. Morimura Bros was a forerunner of Noritake.
The porcelain bowl has a beautiful hand painted rose pattern with two gold gilt bands, one on the jar and one on its lid. There is also gold on the feet, around the rims of the jar and lid, and on the knob. This antique is a true statement piece. It would be a magnificent centerpiece on a table, buffet, or sideboard. A great way to bring the beauty of bygone days to your home decor. A fantastic piece for the collector or a wonderful gift idea.
This dates Circa 1911-1921
In 1876, Ichizaemon Morimura VI and his brother Toyo founded Morimura Gumi with the intent of establishing overseas trading. By 1878, Toyo had established a business in New York selling Japanese antiques and other goods, including pottery. The company was renamed Morimura Brothers in 1881. By the 1890s, the company had shifted from retail to wholesale operations. By 1899, all of the pottery and porcelain decorating factories in Tokyo and Kyoto had been consolidated in Nagoya, and the company started research on creating European style hard white porcelain in Japan. In 1904, key members of this trading company created the Nippon Toki Kaisha, Ltd. A new factory was built in Noritake, near Nagoya. This was the forerunner of the modern Noritake Company. It was founded in the village of Noritake, a small suburb near Nagoya, Japan. Most of the company’s early wares carried one of the various “Nippon” back stamps to indicate its country of origin when exported to Western markets. Although consumers and collectors alike have called the tableware, "Noritake" or "Nippon" since the late 1920s, the Japanese parent company did not officially change its name to the Noritake Co., Limited until 1981.
8 inches in height with lid
6 1/2 inches in height without lid
6 1/4 inches in diameter
This bowl is in excellent condition. It is approximately 100 years old. It does have some rubbing to the gold feet, rim, and knob. There is a small chip in the inner rim of the lid. It can't be seen with the lid on. There are no cracks or crazing.
This bowl would make a great wedding or holiday gift. Perfect gift for the collector of antique china.
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