12 place setting of noritake with serving dishes

Feb 22, 2021. 18:43 UTC
12 place setting of Noritake with serving dishes
Catherine
Canada

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Yes
Description

Noritake dinnerware gifted from a Japanese businessman to my father in Japan in 1955/56. Smooth gold edging, pattern of white wild roses, rosebuds and leaves around the edges, no centre pattern. Back reads Noritake, with a yellow and green seal, and NIPPON TOKI KAISHA. All in excellent condition, no chips, no cracks, no signs of use.

Provenance

Sorry, I wrote some of this in the last dialog. My father lived in Osaka for a year in 1955/56 overseeing the construction of an oil tanker. He contracted a Japanese company to outfit the ship. In thanks, the chandler gifted my father this 12 place setting of dinnerware plus serving dishes. I have a letter from the chandler with his name. I have not been able to find the seal, the pattern of the dishes or any other information on any other websites, probably since this pattern was never sold in North America, nor on American military bases.

Answered within 14 minutes
Feb 22, 18:57 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$300 - $500 USD

Insurance Value

$800 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Catherine,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A 90-piece vintage Noritake parcel gilt part dinner service
In the "White Gardenia" pattern, bearing the Nippon Toki "Komaru" Kaisha mark, in use in the 1950s, comprising:
12 dinner plates
12 bread and butter plates
12 dessert (small) bowls
12 dessert plates
12 soup bowls
11 cups with 12 saucers
cream and sugar set
gravy boat with attached plate
large oval platter (about 14" long)
small oval platter
Small tureen, no lid
small round serving dish with lid
CONDITION: client represents this to be in excellent condition, with no chips, cracks or signs of use.
PROVENANCE: inherited from father, who acquired this in Osaka in 1955=56
$300-500 for the set*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Catherine fournier Feb 22, 21:20 UTC

Do you know the pattern name?
there are 12 dinner plates
12 bread and butter plates
12 dessert (small) bowls
12 dessert plates
12 soup bowls
cream and sugar set
gravy boat with attached plate
large oval platter (about 14" long)
small oval platter
Small tureen, no lid
small round serving dish with lid
12 saucers and 11 :( teacups

Delia Feb 23, 11:59 UTC

Good morning, Catherine,
I did a little search this morning for the pattern name but there are a LOT of patterns and they don't vary in value by pattern. I'll continue to look and will let you know if I find it but I wanted to get the valuation out to you ASAP.

Catherine fournier Feb 23, 16:52 UTC

Well, that's disappointing but not surprising. While I'd like to know that pattern name, it's not vital.
You (Mearto) can help me sell it? Do you take a commission from me? How does it work?

Delia Feb 23, 18:00 UTC

We work with lots of auctioneers from relevant and highly qualified auction houses, both in the US and around the world. Your item is in our database of leads and interested auctioneers will reach out to you directly on your email if they can help you sell your item.
If you said "yes" or "maybe" when we asked if your item was for sale auctioneers are now able to contact you. If you said "no" go to your item page and change that to "yes".
Alternatively, now that you have an idea of the value of the set, you can proactively reach out to auction houses in your area to see if they are interested in selling this on your behalf (yes, they would take a commission).

Catherine fournier Feb 23, 18:14 UTC

Thank you for all your help. As I understand it, I don't need to do anything else? but wait for people to contact me?
I have other items to sell, I will follow the same process to list them.

Catherine fournier Feb 23, 18:25 UTC

Also, I think I found the pattern name: White Gardenia 5029. If that helps.

Delia Feb 23, 18:34 UTC

I've added in the pattern name.

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