Mid Century Porcelain Oval Serving Platter Peacocks and Birds Butterflies Tree Of Life Empress by Haruta Japan Japanese Ceramic Serveware


This is an exceptional transfer ware ceramic porcelain oval extra large sized serving platter, circa mid 20th century from Empress by Haruta, Japan. Featuring a Tree of Life, Peacocks and Birds design in various shades of Cobalt Blue, Cranberry Red and other accent colours. This collectible platter is a conversation piece and a true work of cultural Japanese art. At this size it is sure to be the focal point of your dinnerware cabinet/hutch or gallery dining room display. Measures 20 inches in length by 15 inches in width by 2 inches in height.

Condition: Excellent preloved vintage condition with little to no signs of use. Some minor imperfections in the ceramic finish and bleed from the blue colour in a couple spots on the back of the platter; however, you can tell it has been delicately cared for and stored. The platter was made in Japan and it is stamped on the back; there is also a sticker on the back of the platter for "Genco Housewares Hamilton" which would have been the Canadian distributor at the time. Please refer to the pictures as they are a part of the description. If you have any concerns about the condition or you require more detail I can provide additional photographs on request.

Please note that all sales on vintage/antique items are final. There are no cancellations once your shipment has been received by the post office and there are no returns or exchanges. If you have any questions prior to shipping please reach out and I would be happy to help. When purchasing multiple items from CrystallineEraVTG, I will combine shipping and refund the difference once the shipping label has been purchased.

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Care instructions

Most vintage and antique glassware should be hand washed only and not in the dishwasher; especially any pieces with graphics or colourful patterns, for example Pyrex, Fire King, Glasbake, Corelle, drinkware, etc. Dishwashers can dull the finish on these unique pieces and cause premature wear to the surface and patterns or cause what is known as DWD or Dishwasher Damage which is irreversible. It's always better to be safe and wash by hand if you can.

Add some dish washing liquid into a sink or basin and add warm water. Placing a towel underneath can help to avoid breakage. It is best to use a damp cloth for any pieces with hand-painted decorations to preserve the art as even regular hand-washing can degrade these over time.

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Absolutely! If you would like to coordinate a local pick-up in Durham Region you may either purchase the items and send a note after the fact to request a pick-up and we will then refund your shipping costs; or you can send a message prior to the order to request the local pick-up and we can remove the shipping costs on the items you wish to purchase. Ordering the items immediately will guarantee availability; this is the ideal method to ensure your selection(s) are not purchased by someone else in the interim, in case we do not respond to your inquiry soon enough (we will respond within 24 hours; however, we may not be available at the exact moment of your message)

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