Pottery Mark Query - Large X Crossed by 2 Small Lines Opposite a Small Dot

by dedra
(garland, tx, usa)

Pottery Mark Query - Large X Crossed by 2 Small Lines Opposite a Small Dot

Pottery Mark Query - Large X Crossed by 2 Small Lines Opposite a Small Dot

Pottery Mark Query - Large X Crossed by 2 Small Lines Opposite a Small Dot:- This was a 3 piece set given to my husband and I by a dear friend. The friend had very few details of it's origination other than the mark described above. The other piece is marked with a row of Chinese letters above "made in China 2"


~~~ My research has lead me nowhere.

Thanks if you can

Dedra

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Reply by Peter (admin)

To:- Pottery Mark Query - Large X Crossed by 2 Small Lines Opposite a Small Dot

Hi Dedra

Thanks for sharing your crossed swords pottery mark.

Of course, the crossed swords mark is that used (and much copied) by the great manufacturer Meissen near Dresden Germany, the originator of real hard-paste porcelain in the western world in 1710. Their older item are extremely valuable museum pieces.

I looked up this version of the crossed swords and this one apparently dates from specifically from 1924 onwards, provided, that is if it is not a 'repro' by another maker. The fact that other items in the same pattern have 'made in china' is perhaps not a good sign the items are Meissen.

To get it checked out by a professional go here:-

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Hope this helps.

Best regards,

Peter (admin)

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A closer look at the 'Meissen' Set
by: Anonymous

After your comment Peter, I made a closer examination of the pieces. I am convinced that the plate is of a different origination than the others. The dragons are quite different & the pattern the surrounds the cup are not found on the saucer.


I thank you for your comment or such a detail may have gone unnoticed I will continue my search for origination... if not a set, could my saucer be Meissen?

Dedra

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Peter (admin) says:-

Yes. your saucer could be Meissen. Look at the quality of the porcelain and hold it up to the light etc. If it seems superior in quality it could be the real thing.

One theory could be that someone had, over the years, put together a collection of stuff with vaguely the same pattern, without knowing some of it was actually Meissen. The ones marked with the Meissen 1924 crossed swords are very possibly Meissen and although not priceless like the older museum stuff would, I feel sure still be collectible.

If I were you, the canny way to do it would be to get the 'collection' valued - you would then (I think) be able to get all the different parts individually valued and identified for the price of one assessment. If you might want to do that, just drop me a line and I'll tell how to progress, or go to this page:-

My vintage and antique china values page

Best regards

Peter (admin)

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