Indisputably the largest and most comprehensive book available on Noritake, more than 1,000 pieces in classical, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco styles with both luster and non-luster finishes are presented, as well as a wide variety of post-war bone china figurines and recent collector-series items such as Valentine's Day hearts and Easter eggs. The time span covered is greater than any other book in this field, including non-dinnerware "Noritake"-marked porcelains made between 1908-1995. Most of the items presented in this comprehensive volume have never before been seen in books on this subject.Chapters reviewing the history of the Noritake Company and trends in Noritake collecting, as well as photos of extremely rare pages from Noritake sales books are included. A comprehensive essay regarding the identification of Noritake backstamps with exclusive full-color photos of each stamp round out the book. The high-quality photographic materials are very clearly and carefully organized, making the book extremely easy to use as a reference tool for both novices and experts.