Unmarked Antique bone china means OLD!

by Chris Post

Part of china set

Part of china set

Unmarked Antique bone china means OLD!:- My parents had a bone china set which I believe they used in the 1940s. It is well worn and some of the items have been repaired by rivets. There are no makers marks on any of it. We have no idea of its age etc, but would love to know more about it if possible, as the family home is being sold and the contents are being disposed of. Many thanks



Just a quick reply to Unmarked Antique bone china means OLD! from Peter (admin) - as this is urgent.

No marks on a set of this age means possibly very old and therefore VERY valuable (despite the worn condition).


It may be false alarm, but it looks very genuine to my (non-expert) eye.

I have published a page especially to help visitors in your position know what courses of action they can take:-

Value of Antiques & Vintage China - Identification Help Page

Peter (admin)

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