The set is an orange/red in colour and in very good condition, with no cracks or chips. It contains the following: Teacups x 12 Saucers x 12 Side plates x 12 Jug x 1 Bowl x 1 Square plates x 2
The set belonged to my parents.
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I've not been able to find this specific pattern in the online Noritake pattern databases but it's really a lovely set, though would, I think, have been larger originally (would have had more tea bowls. Based on the photographs and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
A 40-piece Noritake Chinoiserie style partial gilt part tea and dessert service
Bearing Maruki (Komaru) mark, made on or after 1921 (when the McKinley Tariff Act required these to say 'MADE IN JAPAN'
With an oxblood ground, gilt decoration and black trim.
12 tea cups
12 dessert plates
1 waste bowl
1 cream pitcher
2 square plates
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