The teapot, creamer and sugar bowl have spouts and finials in the form of gold-topped dragon heads, and are ornately accented with white moriage beading and gold highlights. In the base of each cup is a geisha figure that can be seen when back lit. The technique is called lithopane. From its origins in the 1800s, lithopane became a very popular form in Japanese porcelain from the 1930s until the 1950s or so, often featuring geishas as this set does. One teapot, 9 inches wide between the tip of the spout and the far end of the handle and about 7 inches tall including the lid.
It weighs 1 pound 4 ounces. One creamer, 6 3/4 inches wide between the tip of the spout and the far end of the handle and about 6 inches tall including the lid. It weighs 11.7 ounces. One covered sugar bowl, 7 inches wide between the handles and about 6 inches tall including the lid. It weighs 14.4 ounces.
4 dessert plates, 7 1/4 inches wide. Together they weigh 2 pounds 2 ounces. 4 cups, 3 3/4 inches wide at the opening and 2 1/8 inches tall.Together they weigh 10.1 ounces. 4 saucers, 5 1/2 inches wide. Together they weigh 1 pound 2 ounces. Together the 15 pieces weigh 6 pounds 10 ounces. Condition : The set is in overall excellent condition with no nicks, chips, cracks, scratches, stains, repairs or discoloration. There is wear to some of the edges. Please check all the photos very carefully they are an important part of the description. The item "SUPERB DRAGONWARE TEA SET, LITHOPANE GEISHA, IMMORTALS, MORIAGE, BEADING, 15 PCS" is in sale since Wednesday, July 29, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Teapots". The seller is "tucker5654" and is located in Greenport, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.