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.
We all try to help each others pottery marks identification
When I am at a loss, other site visitors often chip in with the answer to the pottery marks identification.
We do this because we love it - it's a kind of Sherlock Holmes investigation process - and it makes this website a bit of a treasure trove of information all freely accessible.
The Thrill of the Pottery Mark Identification Chase
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 one of your queries onto CHINA CHAT forum thread (see 'how to' below), it may take a while for me to get around to reading and publishing your query, in which time you may have lost interest.
However,don't lose heart because this is a long term project and I get there in the end - with all good-hearted contributions!
Why don't we discuss values 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 value).
We don't discuss values on the forums as values quickly go out of date.
However, we do have a specialist valuation section
- see graphics in the right column of this page.
Of course, it would be nice to keep a tame Antiques Roadshow expert under the stairs, but as we can't, we have to pay them and be nice to them to get their knowledge.
So how to solve a query you might a have?
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 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... |
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Decide whether or not knowing the value of your wares has any relevance to you.
The CHINA CHAT space 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.
OTHER TYPES OF QUERIES
NOTE:- On this website, the following queries are dealt with separately than 'pottery mark identification'.
IDENTIFYING CHINA PATTERNS ....more
VALUING YOUR WARES ....more
Advice from Thewisecollector.com website
So, identification of pottery & porcelain marks - a difficult task - just got a bit easier.
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