Was given to my grandfather as a child. He was born in 1896. Has a Noritake mark underneath with two tridents in a circle in blue and Made in Japan. 170mm in diameter. Has a childlike drawing which is raised off the plate of a child with his hands up.
Given to my grandfather as a child.
Good morning, Gail,
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This is a charming plate. Unfortunately, the market for these is such that I am certain it has more sentimental value than it does on the marketplace and I have attached links to a few auction sales of Noritake (and other) children's porcelain so you can see the low values they are bringing, and why I have valued yours as I have.
(did not sell, estimate was $100-200) https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/antique-noritake-childs-tea-service-e56156b6f8
(24 South African Rand) https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/noritake-moulded-figural-plate-c1930-4d1d5372c5
Based on the photographs and information provided, and subject to examination, you have a:
An antique Noritake porcelain child's plate
With underglaze blue Maruki or Komaru mark (used as early as 1890)
6 2/3 inches (17 cm) diameter
PROVENANCE: owned by client's grandfather
$10-15 (represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary).
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