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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
I am in the process of emptying the contents of my dear grandmother's home, who passed in October at age 100. I have been around antiques for some time
I would like some help in identifying a small ceramic figurine which I have recently recovered while clearing my mothers house after her death. The figure
Hi we lost my grandmother last year she loved pottery bought things all the time odd things but that was her love of the hunt, found this item wrapped
Hi, my name is Rej and I found a piece I need help with! I collect many different things from Canadian coins and paper money, antiques and vintage items,
Hello everyone. I recently aquired a beautiful antique figurine from an auction. The best gem I found is this website! This website and Peter has given
Hello, I am so happy I came across your website! This is my first post here. I hope you can help me identify marks on the ewer I purchased some time
I bought this plate a vide grenier in SW France. It appears to be very old and has quite a bit of damage to the edges. I buy and sell ceramics I
This is a Goodwill find. I found the exact two sold in 2009 on Ebay, but I am concerned because I cannot find this mark for EJD Bodley. The ones i
Hello everyone! My name is Laura and I currently live in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. A few years ago, I started buying and selling antiques and vintage
Hi Everyone! My wife has periodically collected plates at thrift shops and the like. Not looking for a find, just things that caught her eye for a few
Recently I had gone on a visit to Cuba. I have noticed some sellers selling old Cuban watches. As I was looking through the watches one of them had an
In my local town is a delightful Aladdin’s cave of a shop. The old gentleman who runs it operates house clearance with his family. He doesn't believe in
I won this item at an auction in Virginia. I dont know much about its history. it is a set of : Soup tureen with ladle and 8 bowls and plates. It looks
Hi there, I have a dollhouse and came across the most wonderful very old dresden figure of a little girl standing in a flower, not much taller than a
Mom' house held things from our family which I remember growing up, and there is a 40' shipping container at the back of her property behind the house,
After many years of buying and selling pottery, I have been fairly successful in identifying pieces both marked and unmarked. But this one stumps me!
Though I certainly don't consider myself a connoisseur of pottery and ceramics, I have been collecting pottery here and there for years and in fact have
I inherited a set of dishes from my grandmother (cups, saucers, plates, serving dishes etc) that were given to her second hand when she got married (in
Good Evening. I just found your website while trying to find clues to the background of my china cups and the back stamp. I found six matching cups/saucers
Hi. My name is jessica, this is my first time posting here but I have stumbled across your site many a time and it has been incredibly useful. I have
------------------------------ Reply by Peter (admin) Hi Laurai Many thanks for telling such a well told story. Much appreciated. First thing to say
Hi all, My name is Pam and I've been googling the web to try and find out some information about pottery, and well, different materials which are used