Category Archives: 18th Century
English, Japanese and Chinese Imari
latee17thJapforchin

When the Ming dynasty fell in the late 17th Century, the Dutch East India Company needed to find alternative sources…

Coalport
coalport_marks

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…

Chinese Reign Marks
chinesedatemarks

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