I love the matte feel of Noritake’s ‘Progression China’ – it’s super smooth to the touch! It’s also almost always in near perfect condition, so presumably despite being considered ‘china’ it’s actually pretty hard wearing! This particular pattern, ‘Blue Moon’, was introduced by Noritake in 1969, but continued to be manufactured for the next ten years, so it’s difficult to put an exact date on it – I think it would generally be considered to be a ’70s set, which is in keeping with the style. I like how simple the coffee cups are, in contrast to the side plates, which are quite detailed – it stops things from being a bit too OTT.
Note: We have four sets for sale today – two sets of cups and saucers (a set of six and a set of four), and two sets of side plates, which we’re selling separately. Just to give you an idea, on Replacements.com a single cup and saucer sells for $8, with a single side plate (‘bread & butter’ plate) selling for $6
Dimensions: Cups – 7cm tall x 8cm in diameter; Saucers – 15cm in diameter; Side plates – 16cm in diameter