Gorgeous Dragonware Tea Set, Moriage Hand Painted Dessert Set, Japanese Dragon Ware, intricate raised design of winged dragons on black background.
NOTE: One of the cups have the Geisha Lithophane Image / imprint and the red backstamp. This set is slightly lighter in shade than the darker black sets.
1 Teapot (6" / 9"), Sugar, Creamer and Dessert Service for 6. Cups are 2" high / 4.5" across the top to handle, Saucers are 5.5 inches wide.
Two Ashtrays, both of these have small chips on underside) (red stamp)
Dates to the period after WWII, late 1940s-early 1950s.
During the late 19th century, techniques used by the makers and styles of Oriental Pottery such as Satsuma and Dragonware began to evolve and progress as the potters became more skilled and had access to better and more advanced machinery and kilns.
The use of Moriage is widespread throughout the range of Japanese and Chinese pottery that has been available over the last 200 years. Moriage is the term used to describe the layering of small beads or lines of slip clay onto the surface of the pottery, vase or bowl which is then glazed over to leave a relief that can be felt and seen.
All pieces show wear, check all photos.