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SNB Shofu Nagoya Antique Porcelain 24K Hand Gilded Dessert Side Plates Nippon Cherry Blossom Mark - Set of 6

SNB Shofu Nagoya Antique Porcelain 24K Hand Gilded Dessert Side Plates Nippon Cherry Blossom Mark - Set of 6
Item# SNBShofuNagoya
$240.00
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The Antiquarians are very pleased to offer this exceptional Set Of 6 SNB Shofu Nagoya Antique Porcelain 24K Hand Gilded Dessert Side Salad Plates With Nippon Cherry Blossom Mark. With a graceful petal-over-petal molded rim design, the background color of this lovely six piece porcelain set is a rich cream on the rim, with a center of pure white which reveals the plate's transparent qualities when held up for examination. Three rich rings of 24K gilding with gold moriage slip trailing, enameling and filligree work adorn these small 6-1/8" diameter plates. The two generous gold bands bordering the verge and the center of these SNB Shofu Nagoya Antique Porcelain 24K Hand Gilded Dessert Side Salad Plates With Nippon Cherry Blossom Mark are a full 3/8" wide. And as if the plates were not yet sumptuous enough, they also have a rich transfer pattern of five roses - three pale yellow and two deep pink - ranging from a delicate bud to the fullest bloom of summer. A skilled artist then used enameling to add depth and texture to the roses.

This is a very old set - at least 100 years old - and it is remarkable that we have six, absolutely perfect plates to offer! The backstamp on these SNB Shofu Nagoya Antique Porcelain 24K Hand Gilded Dessert Side Plates With Nippon Cherry Blossom Mark (see our photograph) tells us that they were produced by Shofu Toki Goshi Kaisha (the Shofu Company) for export during the Meiji era (September, 1868 through July, 1912). The magenta cherry blossom mark is one of the lesser known Nippon marks, and the initials 'SNB' tell us that the plates were manufactured at the Shofu company's Nagoya Branch.

We invite you to examine our photographs carefully so you may fully appreciate these remarkable SNB Shofu Nagoya Antique Porcelain 24K Hand Gilded Dessert Side Plates With Nippon Cherry Blossom Mark: Our first two photographs show the dessert/side plates as they would appear in a sumptuous place setting -- truly amazing! The next six photographs show close-up detail of the Set Of 6 SNB Shofu Nagoya Antique Porcelain 24K Hand Gilded Dessert Side Plates With Nippon Cherry Blossom Mark, from the hand-painted gilding, beading and moriage to the deft enameling on the roses. Our next two photographs show the plates in a grouping of six, and the last photgraph shows the backstamp. These lovely SNB Shofu Nagoya Antique Porcelain 24K Hand Gilded Dessert Side Plates With Nippon Cherry Blossom Mark are not just antiques; they are proof that works of art are not found exclusively on canvas or board, nor must they be hewn from marble or wrought from bronze. Linger with our Set Of 6 SNB Shofu Nagoya Antique Porcelain 24K Hand Gilded Dessert Side Plates With Nippon Cherry Blossom Mark and then bring them home with you as your antique, your artwork, your glimpse of a life long since blasted away by time, technology and two World Wars.