Value of Noritake China?

A set of china.I would like an honest appraisal of my china. My father was in WW2 and sent this to my grandmother


A china sugar and creamer set.
A set of china.
A set of china.
The marking on the back of a set of china.

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November 15, 20220 found this helpful

Noritake 'Symphony' was used between 1933 and 1940. You'll be able to create an account @ Worthpoint to find the price a 93 piece set of 'Symphony' china sold for:
A bowl is listed for $20 @ ebay:
A bowl is priced @$10:

Cup & saucer are listed for $10:
A salad plate is listed for $10:
4 saucers are listed for $12.95:
You might consider selling your china to 'Replacements':
Appraisals for Noritake china:

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November 30, 20220 found this helpful

Your best bet if you want a true appraisal is to contact local antique shops in their town and ask who they use for written appraisals--such as for insurance value. I am assuming that is what you want? Your insurance company should also be able to give you reputable appraiser contact info.


If you are looking for a value to sell, that is a totally different animal.

To gauge retail value check on

They will tell you what they retail the individual pieces for and then you can figure as a seller, you will get half to 1/4 retail value since you are not a big box store (so to speak).

If you are trying to sell them, it is best to sell by the piece, not try to sell the entire set. I am happy to offer guidance once you clarify the intent of the appraisal need!


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December 4, 20220 found this helpful

The backstamp on your china (combination of the inverted hanging wisteria, clan symbol of the Morimura Family and Noritake China M Japan) appeared in 1933.


This seller
wrote: "The Pattern was used between 1933 and 1940 before the occupation of Japan in WWII after which "Made In Occupied Japan "would have been stamped at the bottom."
"Made in Occupied Japan" was used in Noritake China from 1946 till around 1952 till the end of the Occupied Period.

Noritake China set 90 pieces (3 pieces have chips) with similar backstamp for $325

Noritake set 90 pieces (several chippied pieces) with similar backstamp for $800

You can sell the pieces like here:


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