M in Wreath with "Japan" underneath-Noritake Query

by Ginger
(Augusta, Ga. USA)

M in Wreath with

M in Wreath with

M in Wreath with "Japan" underneath-Noritake Query:- Recently my 92 year old grandmother died and I received a candy dish and bowl from her collection. I researched the marking and it seemed more closely related to the Noritake markings with the M in the wreath but I can't seem to find the exact markings which are on my set. The set is white (well maybe cream colored) and apple or lime green with a gold rim around the top and flowers painted in the bottom.


The marking on the bottom has an M in somewhat of a wreath with just Japan written underneath (all in a light green). Any information about my set would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Ginger

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Reply by Peter (admin)

To:- M in Wreath with "Japan" underneath-Noritake Query

Dear Ginger

Thanks for uploading your picture of the M Japan cartouche pottery mark. A picture of the set would have been good too so as to see exactly what we are dealing with here.

Oriental pottery identification and valuation is an area best left to specialists in that field, as it can be a can of worms; with fake marks abounding and even reputable makers of good renown not always putting on marks for the reason of simple identification.

You could have a look at Gotheborg.com as they are the experts in all that is oriental.

Best regards

Peter (admin)

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Same China w/Same Mark - Fake Noritake Pottery Marks
by: Rachelle

I have a few pieces of this same china with the same marking and the marking looked so different than any of the others I decided to do a search for "Fake Noritake Symbol" and I found this info:

Sorry to Dis-Appoint you, but, this is definitely a FAKE...

Reproductions of all kinds of items are found from coast to coast, and it's now "buyer beware.

Rachelle

Not a fake
by: The Enduring Appeal Antiques,

If it is indeed an old piece from your grandmother, that label is legit. It is Morimura which later became Noritake. The article the other person talked about where on newer items that have flooded the market. If you look at a fake and the real thing, they are not hard to tell the difference.

Ginger M mark Japan
by: Mike M

Ginger, I just picked a green celery or candy dish in a light green with a flower print with the same exact mark. Weird but I was just trying to find out more about it and I often find my way back to this Great Site ! I will try to send Peter a picture to add to your link. Good luck and if I am fortunate enough to gather any information I will most certainly share it with you all. The Best, Mike M

I HAVE AN EIGHT PLACE SETTING
by: Ruth

I have my grandmothers china. it is probably 90 years old. the mark on the botton is green. A wreath surrounding an M .Above the wreath it says NORITAKE below the wreath JAPAN. Not made in Japan just Japan.
I am having trouble finding the name of the pattern.

Photo please
by: Anonymous

Could someone show a photo of the plate, please?

Morimura ????
by: Anonymous

I to have a set from a great grand mother i can not find any info on it. date or maker?? pattern

[IMG]http://i64.tinypic.com/678g0p.jpg[/IMG]


[IMG]http://i63.tinypic.com/2hd15hy.jpg[/IMG]

Same story as Ginger
by: John

I have an old set, same marking on the bottom. After more than half an hour of searching links and pictures this is the ONLY place I have seen this marking. Under a loop, there is no sign of silk screen as the colors are solid. However I believe a stencil was used because I noticed that the line up of the black and green was off. I needed the loop to see it.I also noticed the tiny strokes that transitioned the colors. I am an artist and would have needed a loop and special brush to recreate it. The workmanship is beautiful, counterfeit or not. And as I cannot find another Noritake or Morimura mark like it It doesn't matter. The piece is finely crafted, and is indeed bone china. Still, clarification from an expert would be nice. Gothenborg.com had nothing.

John

The mark is legitimate
by: Sarah

I have a plate with that same mark so I did a lot of research and finally found it on the Noritake Collectors Guild in their backmarks knowledge library under 1930's.

M in wreath
by: Anonymous

Received a beautiful set of porcelain from my grandmother. Purchased in approx 1931 - all pieces with this very simple marking. Would like to believe it is indeed authentic noritake. Any idea of value by place setting and serving pieces?

Thanks Sarah
by: Peter (admin)

Hi Sarah

That sounds like an excellent resource.

Is it online and can anyone access it?

Best regards

Peter (admin)

M in Wreath with Japan under M. NEW
by: Marija valentekovich

after reading all comments I still do not know are my 12 desert plates vintage 1930 Noritake real or fake (reproductions) Please let me know how to know the truth. Thank you

M cartouche also NEW
by: M Valentekovich

Here is a link to the same cartouche on my china:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img924/3223/wZAkiW.jpg

The front is here:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img923/4115/kMVdsy.jpg

Does anyone recognize this pattern and advise if it is legitimate Noritake?

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