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Nov 28, 2016

Antique albarello maiolica hand painted apothecary pot / jar - Italian or Spanish?

Hello all, My name is Tim and I am new to this site – it is a fantastic resource and thanks to Peter for setting it up! I am hoping someone will be able

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Nov 28, 2016

Oskar Schindler Teapot?

Hello, I am writing to see if possibly you might have any information on this teapot? I purchased it off Etsy with the understanding that it was made

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Nov 28, 2016

A tale of two urns - one Meissen and the other only marked N 18 and some squiggles

Hi there, I hope you can help me. I am trying to find out what I can about the urn that you can see in the photos. I can’t get anywhere searching

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Nov 28, 2016

Antique China Urn/Lamp? Capital B Mark, Name Slightly Legible

Hello... I'm curious as to who made this Urn? or Lamp? It looked interesting to me when I went to a garage sale, so I purchased it. It was originally

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Nov 28, 2016

Mystery of the mark on the cockerel head dish - 'J' over an unknown marking - a '7' OR 'F' OR upside-down 'L'

Dear All I am a retired librarian and a long-time collector. When I first got the collecting bug, it was for costume dolls and I built up quite a collection

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Nov 10, 2016

Goldschedier Claire Weiss Figurine?

Hi Everyone, I purchased this item on eBay and it was advertised as a Goldscheider by Claire Weiss, mainly (I believe) because when you search for the

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Nov 10, 2016

Antique Cumbria tea set with various marks cc 1825 two vertical straight lines A/G 25

Hello.... I have this tea set that I 'think' first belonged to my great grandma who was born in 1869. The family story is that she used to buy a piece

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Nov 10, 2016

Harker Pottery or Not with Bow and Arrow USA mark

Hi everyone, My name is Leda. Well actually it's Aleta but I prefer to shorten it. Aleta is just too close to Aletha and Oleta and my least favorite

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Oct 22, 2016

French Limoges and Sevres Marks

Here is an overview of exactly how to get to grips with your Limoges and Sevres marks

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Oct 22, 2016

Pottery Marks Identification Made Easy

Pottery marks identification is made easy and fun with this one-stop interactive site.

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Oct 22, 2016

Pottery Markings Archive Page 2

This is the pottery markings archive page no. 2 of solved or retired user generated posts

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Oct 22, 2016

Antique Pottery Marks - France Archive Page 3

Antique Pottery Marks - France Archive - a free to access online record

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Oct 22, 2016

Fine China Manufacturers G to M - (Page 2 of 3) of the A - Z Guide

Fine China Manufacturers G to M - (Page 2 of 3) of the A - Z Guide - Your handy online reference guide to the fine-china producers and the history of antique wares.

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Oct 18, 2016

Looks like DECRO, with gold lettering on a gold ribbon banner

I recently “inherited” some china items from my mother-in-law that belonged to her and her mother-in-law. Cleaning out their house due to the in-laws

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Oct 18, 2016

Interesting blue and white arts and crafts aesthetic style teapot Mystery

I run a community drop-in group, with a number of regular members. We meet at Holy Trinity Church in Tottenham, and provide a space for people who are

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Oct 18, 2016

Curious Japanese Blue Mark on Tea Set

Hello, I am from Michigan. I am glad to have found this site while trying to research the markings on a tea set. I acquired this tea pot and cups when

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Oct 18, 2016

Please help ID a Garter type mark with F.J.E on large transferware jug.

Hello, I just began collecting interesting blue and white pottery pieces. I am new at identifying marks but have been pretty successful up until now...this

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Oct 18, 2016

Green Celadon plate with imprinted mark Chinese or Japanese?

I have just gotten into collecting Japanese and Chinese porcelain. I am a rank newbie but I working to learn more by reading books and visiting websites.

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Oct 18, 2016

Signed by an alien? Illegible little old luster pot

Hello, my name is Linda. I’m a teacher in Missouri and have had this silly little pot for many years. I’m not totally sure, but I think I got it from

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Oct 18, 2016

Double-headed arrow with 'W' and looped impressed markings

Hello, My aunt has these two figures which her aunt inherited in 1935 from an auctioneer uncle. She was living in Nottingham, England at that time, We

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Oct 18, 2016

Art Pottery Vase With Large Brown stamp with letters, a plus (+) symbol in a circle and shaped rectangles with nodes - Chinese?

Hi All As I read online once I have the pottery gene, I laughed because that is me in a nutshell. I gravitate towards ceramics, stoneware and pottery

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Oct 18, 2016

Modern tea service or not? Very small green letters on base.

Hello My name is Amanda and following successful treatment of cancer at the age of 44 I made some major life changes; notably I gave up keeping horses

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Oct 18, 2016

Old Round Brown pottery bowl with B57 mark on base and relief flower pots each side

Hi! Well, a little bit about myself, I've always liked picking up various treasures here and there and always imagine myself finding that priceless item.

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Oct 18, 2016

This isn't The Godfather! But I have this horses head pottery mark...

Hi everyone! My name is Burelena and I live in central Washington. (No, we don't have lush greenery and it doesn't rain constantly. This is the desert.

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Oct 12, 2016

Antique Appraisals

Advice on how antique appraisals fit into the big picture of selling your collectible china

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Oct 08, 2016

The Antique Bone China A-Z Guide

Antique bone china - If you are at all interested in antique bone china you need this online guide on the history of the leading firms.

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Oct 07, 2016

Brisque figurines unknown impression marks numbers and a star and iron cross

Hello Peter I managed to find these bisque figurines a few weeks back. I have searched everywhere high and low and I cannot tell where these figurines

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Oct 07, 2016

Rosenthal no country of origin on the classic rose mark

I sometimes go to a local tin pot auction. It does not however only auction tin pots ! Occasionally among the very assorted flotsam and jetsam I discover

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Oct 07, 2016

Italian Dishware - Markings VG? OR GV?

Believe me when I say, that there isn’t really a fantastic far-fetched narrative in the commandeering of said item but alas all good things big or small

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Oct 07, 2016

McCarty Pottery

Hi Peter I discovered and purchased these three pieces of pottery from a local thrift store. My interest started in pottery several years ago when I came

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Oct 07, 2016

Porcelain figurine with a blue mark, crown over an H?

Hi Peter I bought it at an auction. It was part of a large estate and I liked it immediately. I do not know its history; there was only one

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Oct 05, 2016

Chinese or Japanese? To be or not to be - Impressed Oriental Asian mark within an outer border shaped like a pot or keyhole

I am an Oldie and have worked very hard all my life to build up a large,very eclectic mix of pieces:sculptures,art,porcelain,pottery,modern pieces,clocks,treen,gemstones,rocks,minerals,glass,silver,even

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Oct 05, 2016

Figurine question

Hello Everyone! I am an antique dealer and I am interested in Figurines. I got hold of these figurines at an auction. I do not know anything about

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Oct 04, 2016

Antique Auctions - How To Use Them To Sell Your Heirloom (and Collectible) China

Specialist antique auctions play an important role for the person wanting to sell thier wares without using eBay.

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Oct 04, 2016

Antique Appraisers Have To Be Vetted and Highly Qualified

Antique appraisers glean their knowlegde by 'doing'. Many of the Antiques Roadshow experts have an auctionAntique appraisers glean their knowledge by 'doing'. Many of the Antiques eering background.

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Sep 28, 2016

Fine China Manufacturers A - Z Guide 'A to F' - (Page 1 of 3)

Fine china manufacturers A - Z listing - page 1 of 3; 'A to F' - a quick reference guide to antique & fine-china producers throughout history

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Sep 28, 2016

All About Antique china, and Modern Fine China Manufacturers

Antique china and fine china tableware is a fascinating topic and if you need a quick but comprehensive background on a notable fine china maker, you will enjoy this section.

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Sep 20, 2016

Can you Help Identify this Small Stoneware Vase with narrow neck and bulbous shape?

Scroll down to below John's post to see Peter's thought processes on this little vase. Howdy all! My name is John and I currently live in Omaha,

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Sep 20, 2016

family heirloom teapot with 3 footed and ceramic handle (hand painted)

This teapot has been in my family since the late 1800's. It was recently passed down to me from an aunt who has no daughters (as this is an item passed

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Sep 09, 2016

Antique China Values - How To Easily Value Your Wares

Antique china values are not such a difficult thing to attain nowadays. Find out more .....

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May 19, 2016

My Ornate Teapot With an Exclamation Mark Pottery Marking and Lots of Crazing

Hi Peter My biggest challenge is solving the mysteries of some of my pieces. I know something of backstamps now and can usually identify it and date

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May 16, 2016

Decalcomania Semi-porcelain plate rim shard - GMC or CGM or GCM or MCG or MGC Co.

Hello, my name is Rob. I'm a Cleveland State University junior. I do not have much of a background in porcelain. I have been researching the makers

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May 15, 2016

Plate that caught my eye - but is it a real find? Simple Oriental Lettering (4 characters) Impressed in a square pottery mark

Hi Peter and everyone else in this community . . I love stopping at yard sales. I was travelling through a beautiful part of Maine and saw an interesting

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May 12, 2016

Celery? Dish/Tray marked W. C. Co

I’ve been trying to research this dish (tray or plate) on and off for about 10 years now, I inherited this beautiful piece from my great grandmother who

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May 12, 2016

Blue and White pot with Iris pattern marked England Iris with half moon

I am an antique who loves antiques. My Father's family is from Charleston, South Carolina via England and my paternal Great Great Grandfather enlisted

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May 12, 2016

Crossed Swords Marks on an urn

I am trying to find out what I can about the two urns that you can see in the photos. The blue urn is about 15 inches tall; the blue colour is really rich

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May 12, 2016

Hopeless search on gorgeous fluted blue and pink tea set query (yet another crossed swords marking!)

Hello to all! My name is Carol and I'm at a loss for this near-Meissen symbol on this gorgeous tea set. Though it is only a partial set, each piece is

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May 12, 2016

Mystery backstamp B.H.A., impressed C, painted comma mark?

Hello! I have a pair of beautiful porcelain plates with a simple B.H.A. stamped underneath. There's also a pink blob which, upon closer inspection, could

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May 12, 2016

Initials "VG" on base of chocolate cups

My name is Dan. I have never been someone who ever had an interest in antiques or vintage items in my life. That was until a very good friend of mine,

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