This lovely little Nippon plate was made by the Morimura Brothers some time between 1911 and 1921. It is hand painted with a red and a white anemone with a red bud and green foliage. The plate has small handles for serving. The handles and rim is trimmed with 24karat gold. The plate is just over 7 inches in diameter and 7.75 inches across including the handles.
The plate is marked with the green wreath around the M for Morimura with handpainted above and Nippon below it. This mark was introduced in 1911 and had ceased being used by 1921.
The Morimura brothers were the ancesters of the Noritake company that remains as one of Japan's premiere makers of fine porcelain and china today.
The plate has no cracks or chips and no damage to the painting. It has gold wear which is very typical of pieces from this period. To find a piece with no gold wear is very rare and renders it very expensive to purchase.