This is a very pretty round serving bowl that is divided into three semi-circular sections. It is decorated in art deco style. Signed with the Moriyama Mori-Machi logo and imprinted with the words “Hand Painted Japan” on the bottom. This pattern is dated from the 1920’s. It measures approx. 10″ in diameter.
Moriyama Mori-Machi Pottery
Moriyama Pottery was located in Mori-Machi in Shizuoka Prefecture. Moriyama Pottery was established in 1911 by Hidekichi Nakamura who was taught pottery making by Seison Suzuki. There are currently four studios continuing the Moriyama tradition in and around Mori-machi and they are Seison, Seizon, Nakamura and Tame. There seems to be two primary stamps: one appears to be a crown with a wreath of leaves similar to the wreath found on the Noritake stamp. This stamp is marked “Moriyama Hand Paint Japan.” The other is a bouquet of flowers and is marked “Moriyama Made in Japan.”