Pottery Marks Identification Made Easy
Pottery marks identification (a tricky task at the best of times) just got easier - with a little help from your friends! We have a public forum here on this site with over 2000 pages of pottery mark queries and answers. I try my best to answer the pottery marks identification queries myself - that's if I know the answer - or can look up the mark in reference books. I'd never call myself an expert though.
When I am stumped for an identification, other site visitors often chip in with the answer.
We do this because we love it - it's a kind of Sherlock Holmes investigative dance - and it makes this website a bit of a treasure trove of information all freely accessible (quite a rarity online, people tell me).
The problem with this engrossing pastime is it can become very distracting for me, especially as I have to fit it around my proper job (that of making clay sculptures).
Which all means if you choose to upload a query onto the forums (see 'how to' below), it may take several months for me to get around to publishing your query, in which time you may have lost interest. However, we won't have lost interest because this is a long term project and it will be here for a very long time.
Why don't we discuss value on the marks forum?
To be sure of the origins of your piece does enhance the value because it takes it from the realm of 'lesser known maker' (less value) to 'better known maker' (more vlaue).
We don't discuss values on the forums as it's too easily out of date. However, we do have a specialist valuation section - to find out about it just click the treasure chest logo on the top of the right column of this page. Of course, it would be nice to keep a tame Roadshow expert under the stairs, but you might have to feed them now and again, or even pay them (perish the thought!).
This website seeks to aid your research by carefully building an open access public forum, acting as a free online record for visitors to easily search, browse and help each other out with their queries.
More importantly, it also seeks to help those in a hurry to value or identify (or both). More on this later...
POTTERY MARKS IDENTIFICATION ....continued
This Website is Designed to Help!....
First Step - Have you already checked to see if your pottery or porcelain marks identification query has already been answered?
Remember there are over 2000 pages of pottery mark information on the 'public forum' of this website - all info is FREE to access.
Use the convenient search box just below here...
A typical search phrase might be something like "k and crown"... Try several variations of the words in a different order - the first one doesn't always get it (don't blame me blame Google!).
.....Don't forget... Try a couple of different search terms.
Found Nothing? OK.
So here's what to do next?
There are three options to choose from (below)
|What regular visitor, Louise has to say... |
“Thank so much .... And congratulations on making Google's top ten. I know I have spent hours looking at your site. You should be very proud, regards, Louise”.
Next Step:- Decide whether or not knowing the value of your wares has any relevance to you.
The Free Public Forum is not the place for valuing, but is about mark identification, so if you also want to know value AS WELL AS identify your mark, click the GREEN button below.
To Value OR Not To Value? To some people value is NOT an issue. They have a mystery to solve, and they achieve this either by using the public forums (slow but sure), OR fast-track their query to a couple of days by using the BLUE button below.
|The most quick & convenient all round solution, incurs a small fee.. but |
....No solution, NO FEE!
OTHER TYPES OF QUERIES
|This option is for MARK ID ONLY, incurs a small fee.. but ---
....No solution, NO FEE!
||The FREE Forums are where we help each other with our pottery marks identification. There is no guarantee of a reply and values are not the issue here. |
NOTE:- On this website, the following queries are dealt with separately than 'pottery mark identification'.
IDENTIFYING CHINA PATTERNS ....more
VALUING YOUR WARES ....more
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Identification of pottery & porcelain marks - a difficult task - just got easier.