The Noritake Company was first registered in 1904 as Nippon Gomei Kaisha. In 1917 the name became Nippon Toki Kabushiki Toki. The "M in Wreath" mark is that of the Morimura Brothers, distributors with offices in New York. It was registered in 1918 and used from the early 1920's through 1941.
This lovely and colorful plate, circa 1930's, has the center completely covered with an assortment of oriental floral in shades of pink, red, purple, yellow and blue attached to brown stems and shaded green foliage. Hidden among the flowers you will find several oriental birds in vivid colors. The wide outer border is a deep berry or grape shade, with cut-handles and gold trim. The plate measures 9 3/4" from handle-to-handle and is marked "Noritake - M - Hand Painted - Made in Japan". There is no cracks, chips or repairs. Outstanding design and color pallet.
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