All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1482655 (stock #T135)
This porcelain tea cup & Saucer was produced in Japan by Noritake in the early 1900s. The “Kormoru” mark was registered in London in 1908. Items with this mark were made especially for the English market and were of superb quality. The saucer is 5 1/2 inches in diameter. The cup is 2 inches high with a diameter of 3 5/8 inches. The cup has a puffy, blown-out shape and an elegant handle. The saucer has a scalloped rim. Intricate raised and beaded gilding is accented with raised turquoise beads or jewels. Bands of cobalt blue, accented with raised gold, trim the rims. The rims and handle are richly gilded. This was Noritake’s answer to jeweled Coalport. Condition: Excellent, without defects of any kind.