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.
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.
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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.
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