Royal Orchard is rimmed, scallop-shaped, multi-motif china with wonderfully luscious peaches, cherries, grapes, plums, raspberries, or blackberries at the center of the plate and spilling onto the verge (where the center of the plate joins the rim). The center design is asymmetrical, and a geometric, intertwined leaf border on the rim completes the design. Noritake, which excels in producing magnificent fruit and floral designs like
Royal Orchard and
Azalea, was founded in 1876 as “Morimura Brothers” by Baron Ichizaemon Morimura IV and Yutaka Morimura. With offices in Tokyo and New York, the company exported curios, paper lanterns, and other items. Visiting the Paris World Fair in 1900, the baron formed the idea of producing fine dinnerware for export to the United States. Noritake manufactured and shipped its first china to the U.S. in 1910.
Sweet Swirl-Light Green is a gorgeous pressed-glass pattern made by Noritake. An asymmetrical design that perfectly complements the Royal Orchard china and Cove flatware patterns, Sweet Swirl-Light Green features splendid depth and movement in its shape, with swirling panels in the side of the bowl and even more dynamic swirls in the stem. Noritake produces many crystal patterns designed to complement its dinnerware. The company’s crystal and glassware collection includes handmade, mouth-blown, and machine-made stems. Noritake’s manufacturing supplies were cut off during World War II, but the company’s products again became available in 1948. Many of these post-war wares were created specifically with the American consumer in mind. For Noritake collectors, there are many historical ambiguities surrounding the company; destruction of company records during the war years means that some questions will never be answered.
Cove by Yamazaki Silver is an attractive 18/8 stainless steel pattern featuring a glossy finish and a sleek, ocean-inspired design. Other popular Yamazaki patterns carried by Replacements, Ltd. include Cara, Cache, Hafnia, and our most popular (and playful!) Yamazaki Silver pattern: Gone Fishing. Yamazaki literature states, “We pride ourselves on creating and offering stainless flatware and serving accessories that are far from ordinary. From unique flatware patterns that possess fully sculpted handles with carefully finished tines, bowls and blades, to specialized serving pieces of generous proportion and ample size, each Yamazaki pattern has been designed to enhance both your table and dining pleasure.”
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