Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Geisha Ware or Geisha Girl Porcelain


For some reason many people seem to like this stuff. I personally do not think much of it. It is cheaply made, roughly painted but nevertheless has a following. Keep in mind that there is a range of quality as well as periods of production. 
Geisha Girl export porcelain began in in the late 1800's, ceased during the war and then came back with a vengeance after the war. A good basic history of this porcelain is covered in Elyce Litt's book "The Collector's Encyclopedia of Geisha Girl Porcelain".


This dresser set, according to Litt's book, is a modern reproduction.  This may be from mid 1950's-1970's.

Geisha ware plate with Made in Japan printed




Monday, August 5, 2013

TACHITSURU CHAWAN (立鶴 茶碗 )


Gohonte  style with standing crane design and tall foot



I love this tea bowl.  I am trying to identify it.  It has unusual characteristics. If anyone has a clue I would be happy to hear from you!