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THIS SET IS NOW IN MY SPECIAL OFFER SECTION. FOR ANY PERSON OR RESELLER WHO WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE ALL OF MY CHINA THAT IS LISTED IN THIS SECTION, I WILL OFFER A 35% DISCOUNT. THE TOTAL DISCOUNTED PRICE WOULD BE $188.50. I AM SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING TURNING RETROCACHE INTO A VINTAGE HAT/ACCESSORY SHOP. MY VINTAGE PASSION IS PRIMARILY HATS. THIS IS A GREAT BARGAIN FOR A LOT OF EXTRAORDINARY PIECES OF CHINA. ANY INTERESTED PARTY MUST CONTACT ME BEFORE PURCHASE SO THAT I COULD CALCULATE A SHIPPING PRICE. SOME COMBINED SHIPMENTS MIGHT BE POSSIBLE, BUT I WOULD HAVE TO MAKE SURE THE ITEMS SHIP SAFELY. ALL OF THE ITEMS WILL REMAIN FOR SALE SINGLY, AND IF SOMETHING SELLS, THE TOTAL FOR THE REMAINDER WILL BE RECALCULATED. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF INTERESTED.

This exquisite vintage china set is made by Meito (MAY-TOE) of Japan. It probably dates back to the 1940s, although items such as this are sometimes difficult to date.

The pattern is called The Berkshire, and it is delicately colored (green edge, yellow band, floral, gold trim) and quite elegant. All pieces have a stamp on the bottom that reads: Meito China -
Hand Painted - Made in Japan - the Berkshire.

All pieces are in excellent vintage condition... no cracks, chips or crazing.

A bit of company history:
- Founded in 1908 as Nagoya Seito Sho by former Noritake engineer Kotero Asukai.
- Production bore the backstamp "Meito," which means "fine sword."
- Meito was acquired by Sumitomo Steel Corp during WWII, and the company name was changed to Narumi Seito Narumi but continued to use the Meito backstamps.
- Meito expanded into the American market during the American Occupation, and the company had showrooms in NY, Chicago, Dallas and New Orleans.

In this set:
Oval Vegetable Bowl - 10"W from handle to handle
4 Coupe Soup Bowls - 7 3/8"

I've grouped these items together because although the large piece is considered a vegetable bowl, it would serve beautifully as a soup tureen. It could also be used for a garden salad or cut fruit salad, as the smaller bowls are a perfect size for either. Endless possibilities...

Find other sets in this pattern here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/RetroCache?section_id=6900273

5 Piece Meito China Set - Oval Vegetable Bowl & 4 Coupe Soup Bowls - The Berkshire Pattern

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
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  • Only ships to United States from South Carolina, United States.
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