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Mar 16, 2017

Pottery Identification Marks

Pottery identification marks page no. 4 of archive - feel free to browse or search the discussion forums where visitors from all over the world help each other solve mysterious backstamps

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Mar 12, 2017

Star shape mark with letter S Made in England

Hi Peter, I'm hoping that you and your amazing forum can help me ID a back stamp on my bowl. I have a star shaped mark with an S in the centre which

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Mar 12, 2017

Don Quixote figurine marked with a pair of pitch forks formed into a V with a comb on top and a Hermes figure with S mark above star

Thanks for any help with these pieces which were given to me by a collector who, like me, is more in to English porcelain...I believe that these are European.

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Mar 12, 2017

Unique Large-Scale Unglazed Ceramic Figures with Unidentified Mark - Two Cs intertwined, one reversed below 4 pronged crown

Marking - Two Cs intertwined, one reversed below 4 pronged crown on a white figural group Hi all I live in Luray, VA but I'm originally from the Washington,

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Mar 12, 2017

6 pointed star mark with a G

Hi there! I picked up some cool pieces probably about 20 years ago from a local charity shop. I basically put them in the cupboard and then completely

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Mar 09, 2017

Delft or German manufacturer? Unknown blue crown mark.

I am so happy to have found your site and hope you can help me solve my little pottery mystery. I started collecting pottery and fine china about 20 years

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Mar 09, 2017

Boy with Watering Can - does any one know who made him?

I am a Canadian artist living in Düsseldorf, Germany. I make large drawings on glass. My works depict a small stage-like still life set-up in my studio.

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Mar 09, 2017

Flower with two leaves and three stripes markin on what looks like an Oriental plate please

Hi everybody, A little about myself. I am a retired Royal Navy Officer who now finds himself as a house husband and part time collector and dealer of

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Mar 09, 2017

T ? something ? & Co Faint Maker's Mark on Large Loving Cup

Hi folks - I'm hoping someone can help with the lovely, but damaged antique loving cup, which I purchased very recently, here in Mid Wales, at my local

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Mar 07, 2017

Wedgwood Bone China Is Produced Under Various Brand Names

Wedgwood bone china production is served by many of their different brands including Royal Doulton, Coalport, Rosenthal, Susie Cooper, Minton, and Tuscan.

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Mar 07, 2017

Tuscan Tableware - Heroes of Bone China

Tuscan Tableware - All the salient points - no waffle - talking points for quick connoisseurs.

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Mar 07, 2017

Staffordshire China - Sutherland - The Heart of Longton

At the heart of the Staffordshire China Potteries is Longton, home to Sutherland China - a suvivor, along with sister brand, Delphine China, of a long potting history.

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Mar 07, 2017

How to Sell Antiques & Collectibles At Auction Houses

Find out how to sell antiques and collectibles at your local auction house. This is the old fashioned, unplugged, acoustic, real life version of ebay selling. Try it - it's fun!

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Mar 07, 2017

Clay Sculpting Supplies

The Clay Sculpting Supplies Guide To Buying Online From Master-Sculptor Peter Holland

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Mar 07, 2017

How To Sculpt Systematically

Learn how to tackle your clay sculpt systematically, stage by stage and keep a strong mental focus

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Mar 07, 2017

A Royal Worcester Figurine is a Thing of Beauty

Owning A Royal Worcester Figurine is Owning a Part of History

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Mar 07, 2017

Royal Worcester Bone China

Royal Worcester Bone China - A potted history. Talking points for quick connoisseurs. All the salient points - no waffle

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Mar 07, 2017

Royal Stanley Fetches Higher Auction Prices

Once known as the poor man's Moorcroft, Royal Stanley fetches more rarified prices

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Mar 07, 2017

Royal Vale Bone China - The Storm In The Tea Cup

Royal Vale Bone China may not be a household name but has always been in the eye of the China Industry storm in a tea cup

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Mar 07, 2017

Royal Grafton Fine Bone China Story

Royal Grafton Fine Bone China - A firm which failed to plan and therefore planned to fail. This is the story from the great grandson of the founder

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Mar 07, 2017

Royal Doulton Tableware - From Drain-pipes to Award Winning Luxury Dinnerware

Royal Doulton Tableware - Still winning awards for technical innovations. How do they do it?

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Mar 07, 2017

Royal Doulton Figurines - Noke's Children

Royal Doulton Figurines - Charles Noke's Brainchild - Known the world over

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Mar 07, 2017

Royal Doulton Bone China

Royal Doulton Bone China - A utilitarian company that was made into a great luxury English china maker

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Mar 07, 2017

Royal Albert Bone China England

Royal Albert Bone China England - Designed the most successful pattern ever made

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Mar 07, 2017

Rosenthal Dinnerware - A Potted History

Rosenthal Dinnerware - what, who, when, why? The story of one of Europes best loved china makers.

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Mar 07, 2017

Ridgway Potteries Ltd - A Great Name From The Past

You ought to know the main talking points of Ridgway Potteries Ltd. Once a name to rival Wedgwood.

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Mar 07, 2017

Portmeirion Tableware

Portmeirion Tableware - Who is the genius behind this visual riot?

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Mar 07, 2017

Paragon Fine Bone China - The Shooting Star of Antique China

Paragon Fine Bone China - How this off-shoot of Aynsley rose like a shooting star then fell back down to earth.

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Mar 07, 2017

Moorcroft Vases Get All Fired Up Again

Moorcroft Vases sell more now than in the company's heyday in the 1920’s

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Mar 07, 2017

Minton Bone China - The History and Product

Minton Bone China - One of the most prestigious names in bone china history. Learn what made them tick.

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Mar 07, 2017

Contemporary Clay Art - Has A New Chic.

Is contemporary clay art pure 'fine art', or is it merely craft? Read this to find out.

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Mar 03, 2017

Cold Porcelain Recipe

Cold porcelain is an air drying clay made from a recipe of corn starch (flour) and glue. Difficult to get mix, we look at how to make it just right

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Mar 03, 2017

Cold Porcelain DVD - How to Use Sangeeta's Recipes

In this cold porcelain DVD, expert cold porcelain artist, teacher and recipe designer Sangeeta Shah shows you how to use her recipe - 1st Hand

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Mar 03, 2017

Ceramic Sculpture Tools - A Guide By Peter Holland

This handy guide to ceramic sculpture tools is written by Peter Holland a professional clay modeler in the UK china industry

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Mar 02, 2017

China Replacement Online - The Secrets of Searching

China replacement tips - How to search online and which sites are the most useful.

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Mar 02, 2017

China Patterns - Identifying Made Easy

China Patterns - Tips on how to identify your transfer print online

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Mar 02, 2017

Pottery & China Marks Page 5 of Visitor Queries Archive

This is the pottery & china marks identification forum archive page 5. A free-to-access record of solved or retired queries posted by visitors.

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Mar 02, 2017

China Chat Archives - Marks of Italy & Spain

The china chat archives for Italian and Spanish Pottery Marks

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Mar 02, 2017

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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Feb 16, 2017

Ceramic Sculpture - How To Finesse A Clay Model

Ceramic Sculpture can go to a different level when carefully finished and finessed

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Feb 16, 2017

Discover Local Ceramic Sculpture Courses

Find your local ceramic sculpture courses. Use this page to research your local adult education clay sculpture workshops.

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Feb 16, 2017

Ceramic Marks of Russia & East Europe

Archive of queries about the Ceramic Marks of Russia and Eastern Europe

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Feb 16, 2017

Celtic Princess Tara, Figurine Photo

Celtic Princess Tara - bone china figurine by Royal Worcester - large photo image

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Feb 16, 2017

Catherine Figurine

Catherine Figurine - by Peter Holland. This page is for those looking for information on Royal Worcester's retired catalogue

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Feb 15, 2017

Caring For Figurines

Caring For Figurines - There is a skill to it. Learn how to properly care for your prized collection

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Feb 15, 2017

Bone China Ware - A luxury porcelain but why is it so expensive?

Bone china ware collectors need to look no further for some valuable insights into how this luxury porcelain is made

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Feb 15, 2017

Modern Bone China Manufacturers - The Online Guide

Modern Bone china manufacturers - A review of who's who of the more recently founded UK companies

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Feb 15, 2017

Aynsley England Bone China - A talented family of Staffordsire Potters

Aynsley England Bone China - one of the most important of the English Victorian makers and still producting today

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Feb 15, 2017

Art Sculpting To Fire Your Vision. Brilliant Ideas. Brilliant Results.

Art sculpting activates your creative juices. Look at these ideas to get you started.

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