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Catalog Number 2014.60.15
Object Name Saucer
Description 49 piece Noritake porcelain tableware set.

Pattern name is "Tree in the Meadow". Handpainted on white porcelain in brown, gold, blue, black, orange, gray and green with gold trim.

Excerpt from an article written by Anna Cannizzo, Durow Curator of Collections and Decorative Arts, in the Autumn 2015 edition of THE MUSE: While researching the maker's mark present, I found that this set of Noirtake may date earlier than the Clark family theorized. This set of porcelain was likely produced between 1921 and 1941, a time easily identified in Noritake production due to two events: a change in U.S. law in 1921 and the entry into World War II in 1941 when import/export relations with Japan were altered. The marks present on the set started appearing on Noritake wares in 1911. However, until 1921 Noritake predominately marked export wares "Nippon" instead of Japan. In 1921, American import law changed to require the place of origin be marked on a product in English. Since "Nippon" was a variation of a description in the native language, "Nippon" was no longer acceptable under the new law and after 1921 marks state "Japan" or "Made in Japan."
Dimensions H-2.1 Dia-13.8 cm
Collection HISTORY
Received date 11/12/2014