- Made in Hong Kong for Napcoware
- Vintage: 1970’s – 1980’s
- Details: This is a beautiful decorative bowl by Napcoware. It is Japanese porcelain sent to Hong Kong for decoration. It has beautiful red lotus flowers along with large lotus leaves in varying tones of green and blue. The lotus flower grows in water and you can see a small section on the bowl depicting the water’s edge. It looks hand painted but it is not mentioned anywhere so we’re uncertain. The bowl is finished with a gold rim. It retains its original sticker on the bottom which reads: “for Made in Hong Kong Napcoware” it also has a red stamp that reads: “Japanese porcelain ware decorated in Hong Kong for decorative use only”. Not that anyone would eat on this beautiful bowl, but it is not be used with food. It has a felt “foot” on the bottom to protect your furniture against scratches, it can be removed if not needed, or add more if you’d like for more protection. Beautiful decor for your home, it also makes a great gift.
- Material: Porcelain
- Dimensions: 9.25 inches in Diameter and 1.75 inches Tall.
- Condition: Vintage – Used. Excellent Condition. There are no chips, cracks or scratches on this piece. 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 Indian Lotus (aka Nelumbo nucifera), is one of two species of aquatic plants more commonly known as a water lily. It has a very long history (c. 3,000 years) of being cultivated and it is commonly cultivated in water gardens. It is the national flower of India and Vietnam. The roots of lotus are planted in the soil of the pond or river bottom, while the leaves float on the water’s surface. The leaves are rather large, they can grow to over 3 feet in Diameter (horizontal spread). An interesting fact about this flower, it has a remarkable ability to regulate the temperature of its flowers to within a narrow range just as humans and other warmblooded animals do.
National Potteries Corporation, (Napco), was founded in Bedford, Ohio, in 1938 by Irwin Garber, David Rein and Mr. Payner. They originally produced their own porcelain and glass but after World War II, Napco started importing collectible ceramic novelty items from Japan. Those items so loved and collected today include: ceramic planters, decorative glass, novelty figurines and their ever famous Head Vases. This helped Napco grow very fast in the 50’s and 60’s. However, during the 1960’s Napco faced hard competition from Lefton, Enesco, as well as from one of their own, Irwin Garber. Irwin left Napco to start International Art Ware Corp (Inarco), which also imported glass and ceramics from Japan, including the head vases that had been so popular for Napco. Like most importers at the time, due to competition, Napco started importing from China as well. In 1986, Napco purchased Inarco and moved the company headquarters to Jacksonville, Florida where they remain today. Napco used a wide array of marks-some transfer marks and some paper labels. The paper labels feature various wording, such as: “A Napco Collection,” “Napco originals by Giftware,” “National Potteries Co., Cleveland, OH, Made in Japan,” and “Napcoware”. With over 70 years of industry history as a prolific distributor during the 20th century, they continue into the 21st century providing exclusively designed products with exceptional quality.