Moriage Dragonware Tea Set with Geisha Lithopanes

17 May

moriage set

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Nice Moriage Dragonware tea set made in Japan probably in the early to mid twentieth century.  Nice lustrous surfaces on the pieces. Each  porcelain piece has a raised Moriage dragon motif.  Moriage is the slip work or slip clay that is applied to the surface of the items to give it a three dimentional look.

Dragonware was introduced by Nippon in the late 1800’s and is still being produced today and manufactured by many different companies.  Cups with the Geisha Lithopanes were discontinued in the mid twentieth century so at least we can date these to before the 1950’s.

The quality of the older pieces far outweighs the newer souvenir stuff that is available today. You can read more about Dragonware at the following site: mostlydragons.com.

This set is currently on display in my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Priced at $75 for the set which includes: Tea pot, sugar, creamer, 3 cups and saucers. The 3 cups all have the Geisha Lithopanes in the bottoms.

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