|Geisha ware plate with Made in Japan printed|
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".