Noritake 20056 dishes with green M stamp with wreath
28 February 2024

1 round vegetable bowl covered 1 oval vegetable bowl covered 1 coffee pot 8 cereal bowls 10 saucers for coffee cups 6 coffee cups 11 small saucers 5 small demitasse cups 9 dessert bowls 12 bread and butter plates 11 salad plates 11 dinner plates 1 salt and pepper shaker set 1 round covered butter dish 1 attached gravy boat 1 mustard spoon 1 two compartment relish tray 1 sugar bowl with lid 1 creamer


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Answered within 15 minutes
By Delia
Feb 28, 20:05 UTC
Fair Market Value
$600 - $1,000 USD
Insurance Value $0 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Barry,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

Noritake was one of the most popular names for dinnerware in the mid 20th Century; not only was it handsome and serviceable but it was also comparatively affordable. Increasingly few people today, however, entertain in such a formal way and the market is saturated with services of varying sizes, colors, etc. Because there is less demand than supply, fair-market / auction prices for Noritake remain low, typically bringing $4-8 PER PIECE.
While you have a relatively small service with few serving pieces (platters, tureens, serving bowls, etc), the fact that you have a large number of place pieces (plates, bowls, cups), benefits its value, which I've appraised at about $6-10/piece
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A vintage 94-piece Noritake parcel gilt porcelain part dinner service
unattributed pattern #20056 (white ground with gilt and cobalt border), made in Japan, bearing the Morimura "M" mark in use during the mid 20th Century, comprising:
11 dinner plates
11 salad plates
12 bread & butter plates
8 cereal bowls
9 dessert bowls
6 coffee cups with 10 saucers
5 demitasse cups with 11 saucers
1 coffee pot
1 cream pitcher
1 covered sugar bowl
1 round covered vegetable bowl
1 oval covered vegetable bowl
1 round covered butter dish
1 gravy boat
1 relish tray
2 shakers for salt/pepper
1 mustard spoon
CONDITION: this set appears to be in good condition; client warrants no chips or scratches. Value assumes not breaks, repairs or losses.
PROVENANCE: inherited
$600-1,000 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, or questions/concerns, and thank you again for using Mearto.
~ Delia

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