Arabia Meri (sea) decoration is a beautiful combination of hand-painted black and brown stripes suggestive of waves reaching the shoreline, with little pigment spots blown underneath a bright sea-blue coloured glazing. These enchanting little spots are like tiny marine creatures or pebbles underneath the waves. This technique gives each item a unique and softly undulating surface. The series has a relaxed and cosy atmosphere.
The colour of the glazing shifts in tone from paler to more deep tones. This change in colours gives the design a rustic feel.
A luncheon plate or a side plate is often used in sets with teacups. Plates of this size are most used in serving small salty courses, like pie, sandwiches, or salad.
These beautiful vintage Meri plates are in good vintage condition, there are still some tiny scratches and signs of wear. There are some minor imperfections such as uneven colour on the hand-painted brown stripe, and a few tiny lumps or lighter spots on the glazing. Please see the photos.