New Noritake Look-alike Shape and PatternBy Mark Chervenka
New Noritake Look-Alike Shape and Pattern
This new 6" shaker is being sold by a reproduction wholesaler for under $10. Its shape and decoration are similar to those used on Noritake during the 1920s. The base and vertical corners are orange, the center panel is white; the top is gold.
A reproduction Nippon green wreath mark appears on the base. The word "Nippon" though, never appeared in any marks after 1921. A Noritake mark would be correct but those marks contain the word "Japan" and would violate current customs laws.