Founded in 1904, Japan?based Noritake Co., Limited specializes in the design and manufacture of tableware; the company was established to compete with European manufacturers of porcelain dinnerware. In 1914 the company created their first Western style dinner set, targeting the European market; today the legendary brand is known for stylish and attractive ceramic, porcelain and glass tableware and dinnerware. A bridal registry favorite, the extensive range of products includes the popular dishwasher and microwave safe stoneware Colorwave dinnerware collection which includes dinnerware sets, serveware, bakeware, glassware, flatware and coordinating completer sets; porcelain dinnerware; crystal stemware; casual dinnerware; formal dinnerware; place settings; accent plates; salad plates; serving bowls and platters; covered casseroles; creamers; ramekins; hostess trays; sugar bowls; dinner plates; butter dishes and more.