Noritake Art Deco vintage Japanese porcelain triangular ashtray
This wonderfully Art Deco ceramic ashtray by Noritake – a striking piece of original vintage Japanese porcelain designed in Western style, and most probably intended for the European or American market – is triangular in form, and is decorated in orange with silver lustre recesses and black edging to the upper surface, off-white with abstract design in green, orange and black to the side panels, maroon and white with black edging to the ribbed corner panels, and white glaze to the interior; the unglazed base bears a red-brown printed "NORITAKE / HANDPAINTED / MADE IN JAPAN" stamp with the letter "M" inside a wreath.
This genuine vintage piece shows various signs of age (see condition description below), together with minor imperfections / irregularities dating from manufacture, including occasional pinholes and spot marks in the glaze. However, it remains very displayable, and would make a great accessory for an Art Deco style living room – if yours is a non-smoking household, you could use it as a container for pot pourri or odds and ends – or a superb addition to a collection of Oriental porcelain or vintage tobacciana.
Date / era: c.1920s-30s
Brand / manufacturer: Noritake
Country of origin: Japan
Dimensions (approx.): 11.7cm (4.6in) across; 3.9cm (1.55in) deep
Condition: Some tiny chips / nibbles to base edges and corners (scarcely noticeable when the piece is on display), together with surface wear and marking commensurate with age (most noticeably to the silvered recesses, although there are also some tiny paint specks) (please see photos)
Unit quantity: 1
Unit weight (approx., before packing for transit): 240g
No. of units available (at last update): 1
Unit Price: £64.50 GBP - including FREE Special Delivery within the United Kingdom Postage / shipping rates for this item:
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