This wonderful vintage Seito Studio plate is from the estate of an elderly couple. It is hand painted with a cream center, circled by rings of pale yellow, black, and baby blue, trimmed in gold gilt. The blue ring has two beautifully detailed hand painted bouquets of flowers in shades of pink, purple, yellow, red, and green. All with a semi-bisque glaze.
The underside has a high-gloss glaze and has the maker's mark of a red circle with the name "Seito Studio". It also says "Hand Painted Made In Japan" in green lettering.
The plate measures approximately 6 3/8 inches in diameter. There is only a very tiny bit of wear, to be expected in a piece of this age. No chips, cracks, or other issues. Elegant and understated, with vivid unfaded color and a lovely soft glaze, it does not look like it has ever been used for anything but display. I would consider it to be in mint condition.
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