What a beautiful platter! This serving platter is from the 1960's. It has a beautifully detailed large prawn in two tones of red and a smaller golden prawn next to it. This design is quite popular but difficult to find. The platter has a gold rim around it and it is marked on the underside Y.Y Made in Japan.
The platter is in very good vintage condition. The white porcelain of the platter is very shinny and free of chips, cracks or scratches. The prawn design is gorgeous and free of fading or scratches, the smaller golden prawn is also in wonderful shape and free of fading and scratches.
There is a little fading of the gold rim around the platter and a small chip on the underside (see magnified last picture). There is also a mark on the underside that when we looked at it with a magnifying lens we realized that it was gold paint left over perhaps from a gold prawn that had been designed on the underside of the platter but had faded over time (see magnified 4th picture).
The platter measures 16 1/4" in length and it is 12 1/4" at its widest. This is a beautiful piece to have, it looks wonderful being displayed and it is perfect for serving seafood.
Note: The Y.Y marking at the bottom is a logo that was used on porcelain items made for the Yonemoto store in Honolulu, Hawaii which is no longer in Business. Yonemoto pieces were made in Japan, decorated, and sthen sent to the store in Honolulu for sale.
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