Founded by the Morimura Brothers in the Kate 19th century, Morimura Nippon is probably the best known And most collected of the numerous Japanese porcelain manufacturers of the early 20th century. There M in a wreath hall ark was used between 1911 and 1921.
The shape of this dish or bowl suggests that it might have been initially intended as an ashtray or as a candy dish. It measures just under 7” in width, and is clearly hallmarked as Morimura and hand painted. The decoration is a floral motif, highlighted by some raised moriage slip work on the interior. The piece is in fine antique condition, with no observable defects. It would make a fine addition to any. Asian porcelain or Nippon collection.