GORGEOUS EARLY MORIAGE NIPPON HAND PAINTED TWISTED HANDLE FLORAL VASE. We have the privilege to offer you this absolutely gorgeous Moriage Nippon hand painted twisted handle floral vase. Features beautiful hand painted flowers and leaves with a floral design. Beautiful hues of pink, lime green and blue coloring. This vase is beautifully decorated with jewels and a floral design throughout and 2 gorgeous sculpted handles in the middle to the bottom of the bulbous area.
Moriage, pronounced More-ee-a-gay, is to pile up. It refers to liquid clay (slip) relief decoration.
It was done by slip trailing or hand rolling and shaping clay on items of Nippon. Moriage may be applied before or after application. Often the designs are slightly enameled over, more so when outlining is needed, or if a lacy effect is desired.
Most often the moriage designs are matted and the backgrounds of the wares on which they appear have variegated tones and muted hues. This lended more depth to the applied designs and visually it was quite effective. They are innumerable and varied.
They include border trimmings, lacy designs, floral motifs, birds, animals and landscapes. This type of ornamentation has been used for over two hundred years and is quite predominate on export wares, produced since the Nippon era, 1891 - 1921, and through to World War II. Moriage pieces were often unmarked and were known for their highly stylized decorations and gilding. This gorgeous vase is in wonderful condition, having no cracks, hairlines or repairs. This is such a gorgeous and exquisite piece that would definitely be a great addition for any Nippon or Japanese collector.
If you have any questions or concerns, we are easy to get along with. We have photographed every part for you, so that you can see the condition. Feel free to ask any questions, we are easy to deal with. Sir Richards Antiques c/o Richard and Barbara Woodard 3487 Waterbury Stowe Road Waterbury Center, Vermont 05677.We are available to answer questionss from 10:00 A. (Eastern Standard Time), Seven days a week. Check out our other quality auctions. In regard to furniture and accessories, we sell antique furniture and accessories.
As most people know, these pieces become more beautiful with age because of movements and distress in the woods, some having restoration. Spindle turnings will not be uniform and swell unevenly with age. Wood tends to get stress fractures on support systems and where wide board construction is used. 85% of 18th Century veneers have had some restoration during their life. Pine secondary woods might fracture, making overlays and veneers have the same fracture lines.Old finishes might alligator, fade, fisheye or darken, depending on where the pieces were placed. All of these are desired by a true collector and gives it personality. Do not expect these early pieces to be like new.
These pieces age gracefully just as we do, giving them unique personality. We do our best to describe and photograph all items thoroughly, but handle a quantity of pieces every day and might miss something.
We know if they tick, run, move and are in tune with the quality of sound, but offer no guarantees on these items. You are welcome to personally view or pick your item up at our showroom, which contains Early American to Continental furniture, fine paintings and prints, fine porcelains and glass, plus almost every category pertaining to our past. Open seven day a week 10:00am to 5:00pm. The item "NIPPON MORIAGE GORGEOUS EARLY HAND PAINTED TWISTED HANDLE FLORAL VASE" is in sale since Friday, June 7, 2013.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Nippon". The seller is "sirrichardvtant" and is located in Waterbury Center, Vermont.
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