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27 of the coolest pieces from this weekend’s Art Deco Noritake auction

On June 1 (today) and Saturday June 2, the A.H. Wilkens auction house in Moss Park will be auctioning off one of the largest collections of Art Deco Noritake in Toronto. Influenced by the Art Deco movement in France, the Noritake factory in Japan began producing porcelain in the late 19th century, inspired by graphic artist Homer Conant. An essential boudoir staple for ladies, pieces were hand-moulded and painted with a high-lustre glaze that added a colourful and feminine touch to rooms. Because the pieces were made to be used and were quite fragile to begin with, few have survived.

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