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    Posted 9 months ago

    kwqd
    (623 items)

    This piece is about 10.5" in diameter. The seller called it a plate, but I don't think it have been used as a plate as it has a very polished surface. Mikasa had a series of ceramic shell plates, but they did not closely resemble this piece, except in form. I think this was meant to be an art piece and displayed as a charger. It bears the Kurata for Mikasa label, while the ceramic plates were marked "Laslo" and had a cupped top and protruding base so they sat flat. The plates may have been inspired by pieces like this, or vice versa, but the item shown was not a plate for dining from, IMHO.

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 9 months ago
      Fabulous shell design, this is a really gorgeous Mikasa piece & I love the wave lines in it
    2. kwqd kwqd, 9 months ago
      Thank you Jenni! It is so unusual that I had to have it. I have not found another example of this one.
    3. kwqd kwqd, 9 months ago
      Thanks Thomas, Nicefice and Kevin!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 9 months ago
      @renedijkstra - Thanks for your comment! I am still researching this piece, but I agree with you.

      Thanks for loving my Kurata charger valentino97, renedijkstra, fortapache and AdeleC!
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 months ago
      I'll go along with whatever you say.
    6. kwqd kwqd, 9 months ago
      Thanks aura, Broochman, Karen, blunderbuss2 and valentino97!

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