Beautiful 1978 eighth edition Noritake Bone China Easter Egg. Noritake created this series of decorative Easter eggs from 1971-2010. This eighth edition portrays a Garden of Colorful Spring Flowers. Decorated in pastel shades of yellow, blue, orange, lavender and green with "Easter 1978" and "Noritake Eighth Edition Bone China Japan" in gold letters. The egg measuring 3" in length comes with its' original white box, protective sleeve and printed information "The giving of decorated eggs has been an important tradition in the Old World for many years. The Egg, symbolizing the Source of Life, is given to express the love and friendship that lies deep in the heart of the giver". There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint.