A stunning pair of Noritake glossed porcelain horses, in white and tan tones. Both are marked on the bottom and this type of Noritake Nippon Toki Kaisha mark indicates that these were made in 1946.
The horses are in outstanding condition, with no chips, cracks or any other damage. They also retained the trademark luster of Noritake porcelain.
Measurements of each figurine:
Height: 9.5" (24 cm).
Length: 7" (17.8 cm).
Depth: 4" (10 cm).
Noritake china production began around 1876, when the Morimura Brothers formed the Noritake company in Tokyo and opened an export office in New York. They initially produced a full range of china marked with the Nippon mark, but in 1904 the Morimura Brothers formed ‘Nippon Toki Kaisha Ltd’ and setup a production facility at Noritake near Nagoya on the Japanese island of Honshu. They registered their first Noritake back stamp around 1908 and registered their first Noritake mark in the USA around 1911.