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


  1. Have you ever seen the gold trimmed Geisha porcelain? I have a set of tea cups, saucers, plates, bowls as well as tea pot and sugar and cream pieces. They are just beautiful...the tea cups are painted inside and outside.

  2. Yes, I have. Why don't you send me some pictures, including marks , if any.

  3. Hello, I'm very glad I found you. I have numerous pieces red, green & blue with the gold paint. The set was my great, great grandma's. Most have the artists signatures on the bottom in "Chinese", I believe. Some say Nippon, made in china -or- have the signature "embedded" in the bottom of the ceramic itself. Can you please help me figure out the value? Also, how to sell? Please advise and I can send you pics. Thank you! - Lisa


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