Bring it to Dr. I appraised a mascara jar that was so old it dated back to the lifetime of the ancient Egyptian queen, Cleopatra, circa 50 BC. Most pottery that is found today does not date back so far. Most of it is from the s to the present. While I can identify an ancient piece and tell you its value, I can help you—via my tips—show you how to spot a valuable ceramic and to identify pottery marks from more recent history. One of the easiest ways to learn about a piece of pottery is to learn how old it is.
Pottery Marks Identification Guide & Index Featuring Real Examples!
Watching the experts at antique roadshows or on auction house valuation days, you probably wonder just how they get so much information about a teacup, vase or a piece of silver simply by turning the item upside down. The fact is the markings that are stamped, painted or impressed on the underside of most antique items can help you tell a great deal about a piece other than just who made it. The name of the pottery manufacturer and an approximate date of manufacture can be discovered if the piece of pottery has a backstamp or the silver item has a hallmark. A makers mark that they have learned over many years spent researching and studying antique marks. Dating an antique is a little like detective work. The company name itself only gives the appraiser a rough timeline of when the company was known to operate.
I found one trade mark here that resembles mine but has one small difference. But i guess actually its a big difference afterall. But i will keep up the research. Thanks for the infomation.
Pottery tells a story and pottery made for import to the United States relates its own history, but most of us do not know how to read the date or history of pottery. Dating pottery and history intertwine as the pottery marks reflect changes in import and export laws established by the countries. Country of origin and import laws control the information on pottery imported to the United States. Locate marks to date pottery. A stamp or marking with the country of origin usually indicates an item made after , the date of enactment of the McKinley Tariff Act in the United States.