Coalport
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Modern pieces of Coalport are clearly marked. What is less well known is that the Factory also used marks that…

Spode
Spode Stone China

Spode reputedly bought William Turners Stoneware patent some time during the second decade of the Nineteenth Century, with items classed…

Limbach 1788-1800
limbach base

Limbach Thurungia, Germany. Late Eighteenth century. Typical hand drawn clover mark used after 1788. The factory closed in the middle…

Lerosey – Rue de la Paix
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Paris Porcelain – Numerous porceleain manufacturers and decorating studios flourished in Paris from the mid eighteenth century until nearly the…

Dating Royal Copenhagen
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Royal Copenhagen has used the three wavy water lines to identify their porcelain since it started in 1775 – Early…

Identifying Age and Makers – The Basics
masons (2)

In this Category will be posted the basic clues to identifying a piece’s age, country of origin and maker/manufacturer. I…

Chinese Reign Marks
chinesedatemarks

Collecting old chinese pottery and porcelain is not as expensive as some might have you believe. For example in Spain…