This unique approach allows the collector to identify a piece of Noritake dinnerware by finding a matching pattern or by finding a similar shape that corresponds to a time line. Starting with the Nippon years and moving through to contemporary times, 2000 patterns produced by the Noritake Company are indexed by both name and number. The volume has over 1,200 color photos, with price guide.
Robin Brewer has been a serious collector of Noritake dinnerware since 1990, with a collection of over 500 different patterns ranging from the Nippon era to currently available patterns. She is a member of the Noritake Society and the Nippon International Collectors' Club.