Here are a pair of leaves in the soft rust colors of autumn and a beautiful fanciful blue that were and are labeled “Made in Occupied Japan”.
Here are a pair of leaves in the soft rust colors of autumn and a beautiful fanciful blue. Both trimmed on the top edges in gold leaf or paint. These are in very good vintage condition, with no cracks or chips. Both measure approximately 3 5/8 inches in length. They are both in very good vintage condition, with no cracks or chips and would be great as ring dishes, tea bag dish, or single serving sauce dishes for entertaining!
After World War II the former Empire of Japan began making porcelain items, trinkets and small display dishes. Figurines common among these items as were leaf dishes. These items began being made around 1947 during the “occupation”. These porcelain items are very collectible and items made within this time period are becoming harder to find, especially in good condition with minimal wear with no chips, nicks, or paint loss. The items marked “Made in Occupied Japan” that have remained in very good to excellent condition are the most desirable. Each of our leaves are labeled “Made in Occupied Japan”.
Please remember this is a retro or vintage piece. Most are used and will show some signs of “normal wear” that comes with age. We are very careful not to destroy any patina that may have formed as we think it adds to the beauty of these pieces. Of course you may want to polish or clean off the patina, and that is totally up to you. As we describe each piece if we find any flaws or defects we will point them out in the description. If we have replaced any parts or made other repairs, we will also note these in the description.