Dating china marks suggested terminology for quaternary dating methods
Also Immediately after WWII, and due to an inability to maintain quality standards, the company stopped using Noritake on their marks and used ‘Rose China’ alongside a rose with ‘Made in Japan’ or ‘Made in Occupied Japan’ below.
From about 1963 the company marked their china with ‘Noritake Company Ltd’.
These Nippon marked pieces are highly desireable but collectors should be wary of faked Nippon marks on later pieces, particularly from the 1960’s.
After WWII, from 1948 to 1952, Noritake China was marked in slightly differing ways, the most common marks used included ‘Occupied Japan’ or ‘Made in Occupied Japan’.
To better date a particular piece collectors will often also refer to this marking.
From 1769 to the present day this mark has been impressed in the clay on Queens Ware, or printed in colour.
In recent times the words Etruria and Barlaston and the name of the pattern have in many cases been printed in addition to the trade mark.
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