In 1890 Congress passed protectionist tariff legislation - the Mc Kinley Tariff.
The art of making decorated porcelain ware originated in China more than 1,000 years ago.
From 960 through 1127, during the Song dynasty, emperors established factories to produce porcelain for the royal family.
In 1876, Japanese businessman Ichizaemon Morimura and his brother Toyo opened the Morimura Brothers shop in New York City to sell Asian antiques and decorative arts in the U. and bring American money into Japan through export trade.
The shop was successful, but the brothers continued to look for new products for American customers.
Noritake is a china collector's dream, with thousands of colorful, hand painted patterns and ceramic designs appearing on everything from pin trays to dinner plates, vases to teapots.