Historical Data -- In the 1930's, Mikasa was established as an international trading company based in Secaucus, New Jersey. Named in honor of Prince Mikasa, the youngest brother of Emperor Hirohito, Mikasa soon became one of the most recognized Japanese brand names in the West. The company itself never attempted to "manufacture" any of its dinnerware. Rather, the Mikasa branded items were imported from Japan, Ireland, England, France, and Germany. By the 1950's customer requests were pouring in from all parts of the country, and department stores could not shelve enough stock to meet demand. Today, Mikasa continues to leverage the momentum it has built over the decades since its start.
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Historical Data -- Princess House was founded in 1963 by Charlie Collis. By using Home Party Hostess's and a network of Lifestyle Consultants, they provide quality everyday and special occasion home products to consumers.
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Historical Data -- Info from Business Access Online (BAO) -- Karidesign, Inc is located in Wayland, MA. They make clean, classic designs for the tabletop. Elegant giftware design with an emphasis on clock, photoframes, candleholders, boxes and plaques.
Description -- All white body, Pink hummingbird and floral design. Cup 2 1/4" high x 2 1/2" opening x 1 3/8" foot ring, saucer 4 5/8" diameter. Excellent used condition with no chips, cracks or crazing. Estimated 10/09 retail value $19.99 each. Saucer is marked "Made for Cook's Hotel & Restaurant Supply Co., New York. Date code A6 which indicates June of 1951 (the first year Jackson used this date code system). I have seen references on line that indicate that this pattern was primarily marketed to Oriental Restaurants. I have seen it offered in blue also.
Historical Data -- In 1917 Jackson China was founded on the site of the old Bohemian Art Pottery in Falls Creek, Pa. In 1940, Jackson Featherweight China, designed by M A Van Nostram began marketing as "Royal Jackson". The line was discontinued in the 1960's. To the best of my knowledge production ceased in 1985.
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Description -- Cavalier Shape, eggshell weight. Designed by Don Schreckengost, pattern. 11 3/4" x 9 5/8". White body with pink in center, pink rim. Very good used condition with no cracks or crazing, but there is a small rim chip. Current 10/09 replacement value $29.99. Discontinued circa 1956. I have considered the damage in my asking price.
Historical Data -- Founded in 1871 by Mr. Homer Laughlin, The Homer Laughlin China Company has been owned and operated by the Aaron and Wells families since their acquisition in 1897. Homer Laughlin remains the largest domestic pottery employing over 1100 skilled workers in a 37 acre facility.
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