This auction is for a 6 place setting of ABALONE FINE PORCELAIN CHINA GOLDEN GRAIN DESIGN PAT. 526 MADE IN JAPAN in near Mint condition. I have carefully inspected each item and detected no cracks or chips on any item in this set.This China set includes: (6) Cup and Saucer Set (Flat) 2 1/8 " (CSFL) (6) Dinner Plate 10 1/2", (6) Bread and Butter Plate 6 1/2 " (BB), (6) Fruit/Dessert (Sauce) Bowl (FR), (1) S ugar Bowl and Lid 3", (1) Creamer 3 1/8" 12 OZ (CR), (1) Round Vegetable Bowl 9 1/8 ' (RV9), (1) Oval Serving Platter 12" (PL12) This set was originally purchased in 1957 in Ft. Smith, AR and has been in continuos possesion of my family for the past 50 years. These fine bone china items have never been used to serve food and have never been in a dishwasher. The surface of this china is translucent, with no trace of egg-shell fine micro cracks, and milky -white in appearance. The Golden Grain design is clear and well centered on each item w it appears. Each item has a gold-leaf ring circling the upper aspect of the rim. The gold leaf trim is well defined and consistantly circular, bright and shiny on each piece, with no signs of wear, thin spots, or flaking. Please closely exam the attached digital photos. This is truly a fine set of bone china at the upper appearance group level of the Golden Grain design pattern 526. I perused a number of online sites which specialize in fine bone china, and noted that the replacement cost of this 6 place setting, as described above, would be $300.12, not including shipping costs. This set weighs in at 21 lbs.,the winner will pay shipping, and I am requiring insurance on this item. I will personally wrap each item individually in bubble-wrap and nestle in foam peanuts. Buy It Now! gets free shipping with insurance included. Due to the fragile nature of this china, I will limit sale to the continental United States. ·Unless the auction states otherwise, all sales are final. ·Buy It Now! payment must be received immediately upon purchase, auction winners must pay within 1 day of auction close. Orders will ship within 1business days of receipt of your payment. **Insurance is required. REMEMBER ...IT'S MORE FUN WHEN YOU WIN IT!!!