Antique Noritake hand painted tea set. Over 100yrs old. Belonged to my great, great grandmother. In good condition. Noritake Stamp is under saucers but not cups or smaller plates. There is 11 cups and 12 saucers plus 6 ? Bread plates.
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This is a dessert service and probably would have originally had tea and coffee pots, a cream pitcher, sugar bowl, waste bowl (for used tea leaves) and a larger platter for cake, cookies etc.
Most existing dessert services range in price from $1-10 per piece, with the higher prices paid for the larger sets. Your set is pretty small (and you have a mismatched number of cups and saucers) but the landscape decoration is quite wonderful and comparatively rare, so the pieces in this set are worth about $4-6 each.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
An antique 29-piece Noritake hand-painted porcelain dessert set
unattributed landscape pattern, made in Japan, bearing the "Komaru" backstamp in use from 1908, comprising:
11 cups (with windmill scene)
12 saucers (with sunset/tropical? scene)
6 dessert plates (with haystack and reapers scene)
CONDITION: appear to be in good condition commensurate with age and use.
$ 125-175 for the set*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.
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