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Doris, Antiques Appraiser
Category: Antiques
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Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of City Two Years. Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.
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I have a 94 piece Noritake dinner set royal hunt Sri Lanka

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Hi I have a 94 piece Noritake dinner set royal hunt Sri Lanka do you have any idea what it would be worth I am downsizing and need to sell this
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.

Please tell me how many people your set serves.

Then, I need to know how many pieces each person has.

Finally, I need to know the serving pieces. These can add as much as 50% to a set.

I look forward to your replies.

Kind regards,


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Doris
Is a 12 piece dinner service
4 oval plates
2 large bowls
One handles with a lid
12 cups just noticed 2 saucers missing
Attached are photos if that helps
Look forward to your advise
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.


I am unable to tell the following from just the photos.

You have a set that serves 12 people.

How many pieces does each person have?

Are these the only serving pieces you have? -

(from the photos)


2 8" round vegetable bowl

4 size oval platters

and a covered vegetable dish.

Are there any more serving pieces.

Kind regards,


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi DorisEach person has 4 pieces and also a cup and saucer
No sugar bowl is that enoughThanksOlga
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

That's perfect.

Thank you.

Noritake Sri Lanka - (established 1972)

"With the Noritake Company Ltd in Japan as the parent company, Lanka porcelain Pvt Ltd commenced their operations in Sri Lanka in 1972. Representing the Noritake global family in Sri Lanka the company has evolved into Noritake Lanka Porcelain, a new giant in the porcelain industry, earning a reputation in an international market for standard and quality.
.......Noritake Lanka is confident and competent enough to guarantee the same quality that Noritake Japan has been maintaining through hundreds of years. It is a blend of superior technology and dedicated craftsmanship enriched by an enduring history."

Source: Noritake website

Your pattern - "Royal Hunt" was made at the Sri Lanka factory and was in production 1990-2005.

With that information, I was able to determine a retail store value of $2250 for your Noritake Lanka set assuming very good condition.

A private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of retail value.

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Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Hi there!
I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help or do you have more questions about your item that would help?

Let me know,
Kind regards,