As of 2015, Noritake offers some of its most recently discontinued patterns on its website and recommends four vendors for vintage discontinued Noritake china patterns: China & Gift Mart, J.P. Faddoul Company, Inc., Hoffman Jewelers/Patterns of the Past and Replacements, LTD. Noritake notes that it does not handle valuation of pricing for vintage patterns, but that each individual vendor sets its own pricing. The four recommended vendors locate, buy and sell vintage and retired Noritake and other brands of china.Continue Reading
Noritake entered the United States market in 1904, and it has been selling its products for over a century via jewelry stores, department stores and other specialty stores as well as in U.S. military bases around the world.
Noritake is a Japanese company with a vast reputation in four different business fields, including tabletop wares, engineering, ceramics and materials and industrial products. The company supplies raw materials to a variety of manufacturers around the world while still paying homage to its luxury dining lines. It is Japan's largest comprehensive manufacturer of polishing and grinding tools, and its supplies peripheral products and tools to a range of fields. Noritake also provides efficient production equipment for use in technologies such as firing, cutting, grinding, mixing and firing.Learn more about Tableware
Warwick China patterns include Adam-Green, Bouquet Dresden, Dakota and Tudor Rose in blue and pink. The Adam-Green pattern features a green swag design at the rim. Bouquet Dresden, with either a scalloped or smooth edge, is a delicate multi-flower design with a gold rim. The Vienna pattern includes rose-purple flourishes at the rim with a center floral design of gold scrolls on a blue background, while the Regency Bouquet features a green, blue and yellow floral center with gold rim.Full Answer >
“Homer Laughlin China Guide to Shapes and Patterns” and “Homer Laughlin Decades of Dinnerware” are two books used to identify Homer Laughlin china patterns. Replacements.com includes a list of some Homer Laughlin china patterns and offers a pattern identification service. The service includes tips for identifying patterns and an option to upload photos of individual china pieces for proper identification.Full Answer >
Noritake china is stamped on the bottom of the piece with the name “Noritake” along with the pattern name. Some older pieces have a four-digit code rather than a pattern name. The company maintains a database that matches these codes to their corresponding pattern names.Full Answer >
You can find the date on Noritake china by looking at the marks, which are associated with different periods of time. If you have a good reference book or list of the marks and the dates, this takes only a few minutes.Full Answer >