Noritake for Europeby Pat Murphy
This is the first book dedicated to ceramics exported to Europe by the venerable Noritake firm, established in Tokyo in 1876. Over 580 vibrant color photographs display the porcelain tablewares, tea, chocolate, and coffee sets, dressing table sets, and vases produced from 1891 to 1939. Decorative motifs displayed include nineteeenth century formal, Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco designs. The text provides a company history, backstamp explanations, a glossary, and a comprehensive guide to collecting. Values are included in the captions in both U.S. dollars and English pounds.
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