Atlas China - How To Find Out The Value? - Antique China and Fine China Query
Atlas China - How To Find Out The Value? - Antique China and Fine China Query:- I have a gold-glazed miniature pitcher with "Atlas satin-gold, Reg. US Pat. Off." stamped on the bottom of it. Do you have any suggestions regarding how I can determine its value?
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To:- Atlas China - How To Find Out The Value? - Antique China and Fine China Query
You seem to have some nice china. Thanks for the interesting query.
I will tell you how to easily price compare the value online, but first you need to know exactly which maker you've got your hands on.
There are two different Atlas China companies (or periods of production) in the UK, and another 3 or 4 distinct companies in the US.
As it looks as if you might have a US-made piece I will quickly give you a run-down on them now (more info on the UK makers below):
There was a 'New York' Atlas China Company. The Atlas China Company NY, founded 1918 by Samuel Bernthal and Nathan Zank. They survived into modern times and may well still be producing.
They produced Currier and Ives wall plates at one time in the 1950's. Atlas China marks say "Bern Tan", "Finetone" and also just the "Atlas" pottery mark.
There is also an Ohio based Atlas China Company founded 1901. In 1926 this company merged with Globe Pottery of Cambridge Ohio - creating the 'Atlas Globe China Company' which only lasted until c.1934. Marks attributed to them are: "Broadway Rose", "Victoria Dinnerware", "Love Bird", and the initials A-G. Co. This company was originally begun as the Bradshaw China Company based out of Niles, Ohio which was part of a group owned by business man F.H. Sebring. Sebring also owned several other pottery companies including two different ones called 'Crescent China'.
Let's not get too complicated though, just suffice to say the mid 1930's saw another re-structuring when, by all accounts, Universal Potteries, Inc. was launched.
How to get a feeling of value for your wares and generally find out more about the manufacturer? You have two options.
1. Go to my page China Replacement
page and from there follow the instructions on how to use the special link to ebay in order to get a general feeling for the type of money Atlas China goes for.
2. Then go to www.Replacements.com. Look for your pottery mark by following their links to their China section, then the relevant maker section. Then use the "blue bar" image links down the left hand side (designed to save you time). If you find your pattern, then job done. If you don't, you can register your pattern with them (all this is free at time of writing). I am not an affiliate of this site, they just have a brilliant database of patterns and great customer service which my visitors should know about.
Here is where to find the information on the Atlas UK companies:David Chapman AtlasStandard China EnglandStaffordshire China HistoryRegency - Bone China Antique Maker
Hope this helps. Happy hunting, Mary!Note to all visitors:
Please bear in mind a photo is always helpful if you're looking for a positive identification here in this public forum. Ideally I'd need to see a picture of both the pottery mark AND the piece.
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