The set contains:-
----------4 x Tea Cups
----------4 x Tea Saucers
----------4 x Entree Plates
----------4 x Dinner Plates
----------4 x Soup/Cereal Plates
Suggested retail price - $280.00
TableKing Order Number 3739096
Noritake Fleur De Provence 4 place dinner set
Delivered on Friday 19th October 2007
#1 - no breakages - in perfect condition
#2 - my Wife loves it!!!
Hi, and as you can see from the above, we do not have any complaints .... but we do have a few queries
Before going on, let me say that we are definately not experts!!!
On the Noritake Web Site, this set is described as being under the brand of Noritake and is part of the Fleur De Provence Collection
However, it does state "a delightful new epoch design"
(please see THIS page)
On the TableKing Web Site, this set is described as Noritake and there is no mention at all of "epoch"
(please see THIS page)
No mention anywhere is made about the "Epoch Collection"
We were "sorta very surprised" to notice that there is no mention of Noritake on the backstamps
It says "Epoch Collection"
Noritake is mentioned on the 'giftbox', but it seems "funny" to us that it is not included on the stamp
We have another Noritake dinner set (Pembroke #2892) and this has the Noritake backstamp
So our queries are:-
#1 - Is this a "true" Noritake set, because that is what we wanted
#2 - Who and What are the "Epoch Collection"
#3 - Why is there no mention of this on the above pages I have linked
Could you please reply to this note, as we would like to be sure that we have a "genuine Noritake dinner set"!!!
This is a genuine Noritake Brand dinner set
Epoch is a particular style design of Noritake casual dinnerware packaged in giftboxing
You certainly were not ripped off in anyway, nor misrepresented
The reason Fleur de Provence the same as Floral Bay and Baroque white is because it is definitely Noritake genuine product
I am not sure what you mean in the last sentance, but I appreciate your reply and reassurance
Thanks again, Geoff
Typing error, as I was on the
phone at the time!
I have asked Steven Yeend of Noritake to call you to reassure that what I have said is true and correct
Further confirmation of this can be found by going to www.noritake.com which is the USA Noritake site and searching for Epoch designs
Similar in other brands, eg, Maxwell Williams Casa Domani is labeled Casa Domani but is made by Maxwell Williams etc
What I was saying in the last sentence was that the reason why Fleur de Provence, Floral Bay and Baroque White are found on the Noritake website under their Dinner Set casual patterns is because it is definitely a Noritake genuine product
Whereas the Asianware dinner ware is not found under their dinnerware main pages as it is Tokyo Table brand imported by Noritake - not a Noritake brand
Thank you again for you time
Going now to have a "Fleur de Provence cup'o'tea!"
Just a quick note to confirm the veracity of the information that Justin from Tableking emailed to you in regards the Fleur De Provence dinner set
You can rest assured that it is 100% Noritake
The Epoch branding signifies our Casual Living dinnerware ranges - providing a point of difference from our formal traditional settings (much the same as Johnson Bros is with Wedgwood)
Noritakes Epoch badging is used in all our markets worldwide and the product produced by this factory continues to increase in popularity due to its great design work, high quality and affordable price structure
Should you require any further clarification on this matter please do not hesitate to contact me on (02) 9316 7123 and I will be only to happy to assist
Kind regards, Steven
Hi, Steven, and the response
from both yourself and Justin on this matter has been fantastic!!
Thanks for the time and the explanations - really appreciated
No problem, mate
Enjoy using your lovely new dinner set
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