- Pattern: Moss Rose (Discontinued)
- Made in Japan
- Vintage: circa 1960's
- Details: This pretty transferware sugar bowl is in the very popular, very much imitated, Moss Rose pattern. It is fine porcelain and features a pink rose alongside closed or semi-opened buds. There are green stems and leaves and also some very thin red stems with light blue leaves. The reason is called Moss Rose is the hairy or wispy edge these roses had, growers thought they resembled moss. The piece has lovely intricate handles and a scalloped rim, as well as a scalloped foot/base. It is not smooth, it's embossed for a very nice bubbled effect. The lid is quite plain in comparison, with only one gold ring around the top finial. If you're looking to complete your set of Moss Rose, please be very careful, this pattern was made by many manufacturers through the years like: Bavarian, Sango, Fine China of Japan, Pompadour, Royal Sealy and others. They all look similar but there are variations. If that is not important to your collection efforts then you will find an eternal availability of pieces, sizes and shapes in Moss Rose.
- Material: Porcelain
- Dimensions: 4.5 inches Tall (including the lid), 6 inches Wide (including the handles). 3.5 inches in Diameter and the mouth opening is 2.25 inches in Diameter.
- Condition: Vintage - Used. Good Condition. There are no scratches, chips or crazing on this piece. However, the gold trim is worn on the top scalloped area and the handles, (SEE PICTURES). The gold trim on the bottom foot is in very good condition. There is a manufacturing defect on the lid which I've made a point to highlight in the pictures, but in reality it is barely noticeable, again, SEE PICTURES. Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new. Every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections. Refunds will not be given unless there’s gross misrepresentation of condition.
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The Moss Rose pattern was named for an heirloom variety of rose, which became popular in the Victorian era. Moss Rose was first introduced as a dinnerware/china pattern in the early 1800’s. Believed to have originated in England the pattern became very popular, and because of its popularity, the pattern has been produced/copied by several companies (some listed in the "Details"). Some of the most productive manufacturers were in England, France and Japan. The popularity of this pattern declined in the early 1900’s but became popular again in post-war Japan as a popular American import up to the 1960’s.