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Overglaze Printed Japanese Porcelain
(Geisha Girl Porcelain)


Levering Coffee House (18BC51)

Saucer  The design on this vessel is printed over the glaze in red, with overglaze enamelled highlights in green, red, black  and yellow. Saucer  The design on this vessel is printed over the glaze in red, with overglaze enamelled highlights in green, red, black  and yellow - links to a larger image. Saucer (Left and right), Cup (center)  The design on these vessels is printed over the glaze in red, with overglaze enamelled highlights in blue, green, red, black and yellow. Saucer (Left and right), Cup (center)  The design on these vessels is printed over the glaze in red, with overglaze enamelled highlights in blue, green, red, black and yellow - links to a larger image.

Saucer. The design on this vessel is printed over the
glaze in red, with overglaze enamelled highlights in green,
red, black and yellow.

Saucer (Left and right), Cup (center). The design on these
vessels is printed over the glaze in red, with overglaze
enamelled highlights in blue, green, red, black and yellow.


Courtesy of National Park Service, National Capital Region

Robinson House Site (44PW288) Free African American Domestic Site 1840's to 1936


Overglaze printed and enameled saucer. Overglaze printed and enameled saucer sherd. Overglaze printed and enameled cup sherds. Overglaze printed and enameled cup sherds.

Overglaze printed and enameled saucer.

Overglaze printed and enameled cup.


Overglaze printed and enameled saucer with gold gilt along border.Detail of printing on RSS84/15 and mark on reverse.Detail of printing on RSS84/15 and mark on reverse.

Overglaze printed and enameled saucer with gold gilt along border. Catalog number RSS84/15.
Detail of printing on RSS84/15 and mark on reverse.


Private Collection

Saucer. Printed Mark “Made in Japan” on reverse - from a private collection. This saucer pattern matches the saucer sherds shown above from the Levering Coffee House Site. Saucer in Geisha Girl Parasol B pattern (Litts 1988:116).  Saucer measures 5.5” diameter. Private collection. Saucer in Geisha Girl Parasol B pattern (Litts 1988:116).  Saucer measures 5.5” diameter. Private collection.

Saucer. Printed Mark “Made in Japan” on reverse.
This saucer pattern matches the saucer sherds shown
above from the Levering Coffee House Site.

Saucer in Geisha Girl Parasol B pattern (Litts 1988:116).
Saucer measures 5.5" diameter.


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Saucer. Printed Mark “Made in Japan” on reverse - from a private collection. This saucer pattern matches the saucer sherds shown above from the Levering Coffee House Site. Overglaze printed and enameled saucer with gold gilt along border. Overglaze printed and enameled saucer with gold gilt along border. Overglaze printed and enameled saucer with gold gilt along border.