EMPRESS CHINA - HOW OLD IS IT? - Antique China and Fine China Collectibles Query
(ROCHESTER, NY - USA)
EMPRESS CHINA - HOW OLD IS IT? - Antique China and Fine China Collectibles Query:- I HAVE A SET OF DISHES AND ON THE BACK IT SAYS
Fine Selected Quality
AND ON THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER THERE'S A CROWN WITH 1895 INSIDE IT.
Reply by Peter (admin)
Nice query from Pibull on Empress China. Thanks.
I am not so hot on oriental wares, but I will tell you what I know.
Empress china is a nice quality and collectible brand, so the date of 1895 has no reason to be a false date of their establishment. There are many items which came over to the US post war and your wares could easily be from the 1940's with that makers mark.
I saw somewhere Empress china were associated with Noritake, a very well known antique china and fine china collectible maker. I am not sure about that. For me, if that were true, it must enhance their value.
We need an oriental specialist to post a comment.
Search for the value of other similar wares by using the system explained on my China Replacement page.
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