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.
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.