We find it remarkable that the gold shows no wear. There are no chips, nicks, cracks, rubbings, scratches or hairlines. See the photos to judge the overall condition for yourself. Formed the trading and decorating company in 1876 which evolved into Noritake.
Noritake Company has a rich history of producing fine bone china all the way from January 1, 1904 when the Nippon Toki Kaisha Ltd - the forerunner to the present Noritake Company - was formed in the village of Noritake, a small suburb near Nagoya, Japan. Registry for a Noritake backstamp for importing is 1911. The backstamp on this set is the green M-in-Wreath Mark.
The M-in-Wreath Mark is attributed to Noritake and its forerunner in the 1890's to 1921 time period. Collecting Noritake A to Z Art Deco & More, David Spain shows that Noritake substituted Japan for Nippon in their backstamps starting in 1918. ABC's of Collecting Nippon Porcelain, Van Patten attributes the M-in-Wreath's mark #47 to since 1911. The cups have a worn M-in-Wreath stamp while the matching, hand painted saucers are not marked (which is not unusual).
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