I've seen the plates and bowls with their lovely olive green centres, but never had any myself previously. The green is such a lovely hue.
I'm curious about the green glaze though. In these particular pieces, and about 50% of those I can find in photos on the net - there is what looks like etched watermarking or patination into the surface of the glaze, but it is still perfectly smooth and not damaged- which makes me think that it is just a glaze characteristic perhaps? Does anyone who is more familiar with this design know if the watermark pattern is an original glaze characteristic?... or simply caused from usage. You can see what I mean in the first 2 photos.
|The bowl has such a fantastic side profile and solidity about it. It is also a relatively heavy form for its size.|
|I presume this shape is a soup cup or ramekin|
|This is a largish form - a serving dish or tureen of some description - It may have originally had a lid - but I haven't seen|
this shape anywhere else previously.