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Nov 07, 2018

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 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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Feb 10, 2018

Old USA art pottery of unknown origin- HELP!

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

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Feb 10, 2018

W Mark on old figurine - Is this the last king of America?

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

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Feb 08, 2018

LOVED ITEM LOST HISTORY - Glorieux Pottery - Princess Pattern

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

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Feb 08, 2018

A Pair of Boy Girl Figurines with a 3 loops crown mark with a cross on top and two Gs one a backtofront mirror G

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,

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Feb 06, 2018

Large German Style figurine of a Man in Period Dress

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

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Feb 06, 2018

Impressed cross, dots, letters on bisque ewer with enameled details

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

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Feb 06, 2018

Majolica or Faience plate with V over T marking

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

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Feb 06, 2018

EJD Bodley Plate Mark???

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

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Feb 06, 2018

Trefoil shaped bowl, mark looks like crescent moon and stars

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

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Feb 06, 2018

Mystery Hohenzolleran H & Co. Porcelain Mark on Plate

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

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Feb 06, 2018

c. 1920 Chinese Porcelain egg in the style of a Russian silver and cloisonne enameled egg

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

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Feb 06, 2018

A Grafton China Mystery

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

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Feb 05, 2018

Studio pottery mark "h" inside parallel lines "Hindra" or "Hinder"

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

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Feb 04, 2018

mysterious dresden figurine with unusual stick figure impressed mark plus 2709

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

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Feb 01, 2018

Black Art Vase with M3 or MB Initials Signature mark

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,

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Feb 01, 2018

Oh my Gourd! What is thispottery mark? Art Moderne

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!

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Feb 01, 2018

European or Japanese - A Beautiful Short Bulbous Vase - unknown impressed mark

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

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Feb 01, 2018

Austrian China set with crown mark and two wavy lines

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

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Jan 31, 2018

Set of 6 Cups/Saucers ?Georgian Era? "5 red dots" Marking

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

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Jan 31, 2018

Unknown Meissen Blue Crossed Swords with Line Through Type Mark on Tureen - Sevres Birds & Capodimonte Style Floral

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

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Jan 29, 2018

Art Pottery Raspberry Vase with an impressed crown mark with 444 and V11 also stamped

------------------------------ Reply by Peter (admin) Hi Laurai Many thanks for telling such a well told story. Much appreciated. First thing to say

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Jan 29, 2018

Top hat and Tails

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

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Jan 29, 2018

Mystery hand painted with orchids fluted porcelain bowl with ELP or ELF marking

Dear Peter abd readers I wonder if anyone can help. I purchased this bowl at a yard sale and I don't know any history about it. I have searched many

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