So, I head into the library to pick up a book that I had requested on identifying Noritake China. One of the librarians brought it to me and said "I hope you don't mind, but I read your book when I saw it." I asked if she was interested in china and she explained that she has been trying to identify different antique pieces of china, glass, etc. that she received from her mother-in-law, which is exactly what I have been trying to do with some pieces that I received from my Grandmother. She gave me a lot of helpful hints and asked if I had a couple of minutes for her to show me a few other books that she has been using. I did and learned more. So, we are going to keep each other updated on our progress and I left the library utterly amazed. That God...I just keep shaking my head and smiling.
Okay - - for any people that wander over here with China knowledge, I am trying to identify this piece. I have searched and searched and cannot seem to find this exact one. It appears to be "Tree in the Meadow" by Noritake manufactured after 1920. There were tons of different types of pieces produced and several different variations, but I have not been able to find out any information on this specific piece, even what its intended use is. Any answers out there?