Antique China Hallmark
by Denise Full, Query about pottery mark - S with artists palette
pottery mark - S with artists palette
pottery mark - S with artists palette:- I have a set of Antique China that I have not been able to identify the manufacturer. The hallmark is a painters palette with a big S in the middle. It also says Made in the USA and warranty 22 gold.
Can anyone help me?
Reply by Peter (admin)
to:- pottery mark - S with artists palette
Thanks to Rita who posted below, to say she also needed an answer to this mystery S mark, and then went away and researched furiously to find the answer.
Well, in the spirit of good Karma and 'paying it forward', she returned triumphant to tell us the answer.
The answer to this query is a US called 'Sabin' used this mark (Sabin Industries, Inc). They were founded in 1945 by Sam Sabin AND based in a town called McKeesport, Pennsylvania.
In the same tradition as 19th century Dresden studios, they purchased whiteware blanks and put on their own patterns. They were bought out in 1967 by David Chase of the St Clement Pottery - the firm that made the blanks. The brand lasted until the late 80's.
Thanks to Rita for solving another tough one!
p.s. The following page is a 'must see' if you are researching fine china - for value and identification:-
Researching the identity and value of antique and vintage fine china.