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Jul 15, 2020

Pulteney Bridge Poster

Pulteney Bridge Poster by Peter Holland

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Jul 12, 2020

bath-abbey-poster

bath-abbey-poster

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Jul 03, 2020

waiheke-ferry-poster

waiheke-ferry-poster

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Jul 01, 2020

art poster

art poster

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Jul 01, 2020

oneroa-tree-poster

oneroa-tree-poster

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Jun 30, 2020

pohutukawa-in-bloom

pohutukawa-in-bloom

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Jun 29, 2020

beach-ruapuke-poster

beach-ruapuke-poster

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Jun 27, 2020

skiddaw-poster

skiddaw-poster

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Jun 15, 2020

poster-designs

poster-designs

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May 27, 2020

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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May 23, 2020

American Pottery Marks

American pottery marks are a fascinating area.

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May 23, 2020

Chinese Vase Shapes of the Dynastic Era from 206 BC - 1911

Confused about your Chinese vase? How do we know what type of vase we are looking at? In minutes, with this handy guidebook, you'll know your gu from your hu.

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May 23, 2020

Porcelain and Pottery Marks Explained

Pottery marks sometimes can seem like a frighteningly huge subject to tackle, but never fear, your online guide is here to help you through!

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May 23, 2020

Put an Antiques Roadshow Expert in Your Pocket

Ever fancied having 24/7 access to an Antiques Roadshow expert? I know I have. Here's how to do it.

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May 23, 2020

Antique Appraisals

Advice on how antique appraisals fit into the big picture of selling your collectible china

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May 16, 2020

The Identifying Pottery Marks Forum - Welcome

Identifying pottery marks is what this page is all about. We have a forum where you post your queries and get help to answer them

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May 16, 2020

Wonderful Site, Very Informative!

I began with this site a few years ago and tried hard to keep up an informational flow to users interested in identifying their marks on figurines, specifically

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May 16, 2020

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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May 16, 2020

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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May 16, 2020

Clay Sculpting Supplies

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

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May 15, 2020

The Clay Sculpting Guide Free Online

Clay sculpting and progress towards modeling artistry. No longer such a mystery with these simple tips on clay sculpting…

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May 15, 2020

Chinese Vase Shapes Explained

Instantly know Chinese vase shapes and what they are called. Know the value, know where they fit into history and how they were developed

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Nov 28, 2019

Sculpting Tutorials, Advice and Techniques on Research

Sculpting tutorials on how to research your subject matter from sculptor, Peter Holland

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Mar 26, 2019

Sculpting School: What They Don't Teach You There . . .

URGENT CLAY SCULPTING ADVICE: Many people born to be thriving artists are not reaching their full potential or living the dream because they need a new way of unlocking their true creativity.

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Mar 07, 2018

Unusual 8-Pointed Dark Green Bowl "D Mar N 625"

Hi there everyone. My name is Mark and I have been attracted to lovely and interesting pottery and ceramic objects for a long time. As a child, my

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Mar 06, 2018

Blue and White Tureen Mark

mav-mark-or-nav Hi, I'm glad to have found this site. I have just finished clearing out two houses that belonged to my parents. My mother loved

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Mar 06, 2018

Pottery trademark Bird Suriname

Dear Peter, while traveling across Suriname (South America) I came across a beautifull piece of pottery the Suriname owner, he found it in the ground while

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Mar 06, 2018

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 05, 2018

antique bone chinafrom England - no marks except??????

Hi my name is Kathleen Torkelson and recently i helped my nieghbor clean out her garage and in doing so she gave me this partial set of china. this is

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Mar 05, 2018

Cherubs Holding Flower-Unknown Marks

Hi~I rc'd this large figurine...meas 11 tall and 10 wide from my ex mother-in-law as a wedding gift. Since the marriage has dissolved, am interested in

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Mar 05, 2018

Hand-painted Staffordshire stoneware?

I am a portrait artist who collects teapots (mainly for their shape and colour rather than value), but I’ve recently begun painting 'portraits' of interesting

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Mar 05, 2018

T. Pearce & Son, 23 Ludgate Hill, London (2 No8094) (Dessert Set)

I have a 40 piece Dessert set that is marked as above. Every plate and serving piece is Apple green, white with gold. There are hand painted bouquets

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Mar 05, 2018

My Grandmother In-Law's Lovely Collection

Hello everyone, It is with a far-reaching arm that I call on you all for some much needed help. Myself and my wife recently moved into the family farmhouse,

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Mar 05, 2018

Rice bowls Blue and white. Unidentified marks.

Hello all, I am Tori Maricelli and I live in Texas. I have worked in the oil field on and off for about 20 years and I was hit by the last major lay off

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Mar 05, 2018

Mystery jug with horseshoe red stamp Etruria and G & S or GSH & Co or SGH or HGS or GHS

I bought this beautiful jug at auction for $2. The auctioneer said it was Johnson Bros. but I looked at it immediately when I got my hands on it, and it

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Mar 02, 2018

Japanese Tea Set - Is it a Collectible? Or not?

Japanese Tea Set – Is it a Collectable? Or not? What a wonderful and informative website this is! I have been trying for many many months to identify

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Mar 01, 2018

Little Blue and white Ceramic Parrot Bird with incised "Camil" back stamp

I have found an unusual little ceramic blue and white parrot like bird, sitting on a green branch. It is quite naive in its construction but very attractive.

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Mar 01, 2018

Large 4 Handle Vase - Rare? Can't Identify Makers Mark

Hello everyone my name is Michele and I seriously did not like history in high school but have found in the past 20 years that I had a hidden love for

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Feb 26, 2018

Opalescent White Pitcher Shield C Mark

I recently acquired this opalescent white porcelain pitcher and have been trying to identify the mark. It appears to be a red shield with a P or R in it

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Feb 26, 2018

Limoges "VF" France marks/makers

Peter, It has been some time since my last visit to your wonderfully helpful and informative site. Thanks to you, your staff and viewers for the valuable

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Feb 24, 2018

Puzzling Chinese Porcelain/Pottery Mark

Hi, all. I need to know more about some oversized vases or jars I have in my possession. I see lots of junk, over-painted, sloppily painted, outside-the-lines

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Feb 20, 2018

Royal vale colclough bone china 4154, numbered on bottom

Hi I would really like to know what my Colclough numbered 4154 is valued at. I inherited from my mums eldest sister. I have looked online to no avail,

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Feb 20, 2018

Two Stamps One Cup.....and Saucer Worcester and "Wright, Kay, & Co. Detroit"

I don't have an eBay store but I have recently started posting items for sale on eBay. Over the past year, I have been helping a friend acquire some jewelry

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Feb 19, 2018

Gräfenthal Stagecoach figurine 13842

Hello everyone. I recently acquired a beautiful Gräfenthal Stagecoach antique figurine #13842 from a flea market for $10 in Central New Jersey. I'm an

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Feb 17, 2018

Winged Crown Mark on Great Aunt Zina's China Cup and Saucer

Teacups and saucers are kind of like socks orphaned by the dryer which remain in the sock drawer long after their mate’s demise. When a teacup breaks

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Feb 17, 2018

Figurine ID, please Dresden?

Hello, I have this figurine from my aunt (born in the 1890's), who escaped from Vienna in the 1930's, eventually emigrated to the US and traveled extensively,

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Feb 12, 2018

Can anyone help me identify this Chinese crackle bowl with mountain scenery and calligraphy please?

I purchased this bowl at a yard sale and have no information about the history of it. I searched some forums and Ebay to see if I could identify the writing

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Feb 11, 2018

Ceramic brindle boxer dog figurine with strange markings - who made it?

Ceramic brindle boxer dog figurine with strange markings - who made it? Hi All I found this ceramic boxer dog in a junk shop in Devon, UK, and although

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Feb 10, 2018

Hand painted tiles. Northern European?

I found these two tiles at a consignment shop I frequent. I buy things I like (but try not to buy too many things!) If I could find more of these, I might

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