Three exquisite geisha figurines display the golden principle of morally curbing evil by not looking at it, hearing of it, and spreading it.
In pastel colored kimonos and obi sashes these serene figurines, with their fan-like sleeves are believed to be made by Casades, a Spanish porcelain maker of Valencia, Spain, known as the "City of Porcelain".
Along with other companies, Casades created figurines inspired by the style of its fellow Valencian porcelain maker, Lladro.
The gorgeous curved and highly polished black platform, probably made of compressed board, is surrounded by a metallic gold band trim, and like a plain reflective pond, perfectly serves to draw the eye toward the three figures.
We have seen the exact same individual geisha figurines with the Casades mark on the underside online, but cannot confirm the mark ourselves as the figurines have been secured to the base.
What a stunning centerpiece, certain to be seen, certain to hear compliments, and certain to be spoken about for its graceful disposition.
Origin: Spain; pre-owned
Dimensions: 16"L x 9 3/4"W x 9 1/2"H (platform w/figurines)
7 3/4"H x 2 1/8"W (figurines)
Condition: Great/ Excellent. The platform has an intentionally cut to the gold band; perhaps this was done for appraisal purposes, but we are not certain. The platform has an irregular corner bump from manufacturing and a small smudge near the "speak" geisha. The underside also shows some spill over from the black paint.
Very, very light scuff marks that would normally not be seen with other colors are evident due to the black high polish. They are evident but are outshone by the beautiful polish of the platform.
The three geisha figurines are in excellent condition with no issues, chips, or repairs.
Please note: the green leaf of the flower in the hair is not broken; this is seen in other Casades geisha figurines, trimmed off and glazed at the cut.