Noritake China refers to a specific type of China produced by an American company that started out with a Japanese factory to produce Western style dishes that came with a more traditional Eastern style of make and design. The Noritake Company began in 1876 and was based in New York, and at the time specialized in importing actual China to the United States for sale. However by 1904 the decision was made to start producing fine porcelain from a Japanese factory, although it would take even longer – all the way until 1914 – for production standards to meet approval for importing into US markets.
Technological advancements led to Noritake being able to mass produce fine China porcelain products and as a result by the 1930s they became one of the world’s largest distributors of fine porcelain, which is often simply referred to as fine China. Today is no different as modern Noritake China is sold in over 100 countries and is used by individual consumers for their fine China as well as hotels, specialized catering companies, and a wide array of other uses.
Modern Noritake China comes in a variety of different styles and colors. There are literally hundreds of different styles to browse through in addition to colored glassware to match. While the majority of porcelain designs are base white with some gold outlay or colorful flower work around the edges, for those who like something different Noritake China styles also include porcelain in tan, black, deep blue, or even combinations of various colors like these to really cause the designs to pop off of the plate.
Noritake China can also refer to the porcelain plates, platters, tea cups, coffee cups, and other dishes. The variety is part of what puts this company up on top since they offer virtually every type of dish which can be offered in fine porcelain form. Add in the spectacular designs and the ability to mix and match styles to get the aesthetic appearance between dishes that you prefer, and it’s not hard to see why Noritake fine porcelain China continues to be among the most highly bought and sought even after a full ninety plus years of production.
When it comes time to make your purchase, be sure to do your homework, study all the similar patterns available, and then make a decision only after mulling over all the options available.