No Pottery Marks on China Collection Query
No Pottery Marks on China Collection Query:- Hi Peter, I have, since my teen years, been collecting a "crazy tea set" which my mother started for me many years ago - the "crazy" referring to each set of cup, saucer and sandwich plate being the same, but all the sets are different.
I have recently become quite interested in antiques and two of my sets that came from antiques shops have no marks or writing on them at all, and appear to be hand painted. They are not plain white, generic-looking chinaware, but are very fancy, unusual shapes with tiny painted flowers on them.
One of them looks like it might have been a "second" in that there are a few tiny smudges of paint in the wrong place. Both of them are so fine you can almost see light through them. I guess I'm wondering if these sets are really old and valuable, or just old but quite worthless.
I'm sure I did not pay much for them, but don't remember exact figures. Definitely less than $10 AUS.
Would love to know what you think!
Reply by Peter (admin)
to No Pottery Marks on China Collection Query
Nice story about your collection. Would love photos - not only to help identify, but also they sound like fun!
Can't really say too much else without seeing pics apart from:-
No markings tends to mean either old = valuable
OR it means modern = cheap tat.
Not much in between, in my experience.
Nice to hear from you with a great story. Thanks
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.
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