W.L. Pottery Mark - William Lowe ("Court China") or Wong Lee?
by Valerie Gomez
W.L. Pottery Mark - William Lowe (
W.L. Pottery Mark - William Lowe ("Court China") or Wong Lee? Query:- I have a piece of pottery. has nice pale colouring with 4 long legged birds up the central stem of the piece. a bowl or dish at the top. crown has marks 1885 WL. not sure of the artist. help please.
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To:- W.L. Pottery Mark - William Lowe ("Court China") or Wong Lee? query
You have given very little to go on (no photo - the above picture is from my own photo files) so I will use the clues to have a best guess.
William Lowe, an English maker from 1874 to 1930, typically has the initials W.L.L. "Court China", not just WL.
Wong Lee, however, a modern Far East maker, has the misleading date of 1895 (not 1885) and has a red/pink mark with a crown. See the above link in Kevin's reply to my page Pottery Marks - Fakery Or ‘Influence’.
Sounds like you may have a Wong Lee rather than a William Lowe, but as I said you have given me very little information to work with.
Hope this information is helpful.
p.s. The following page is a 'must see' if you are researching fine china - for value and identification:-Researching the identity and value of antique and vintage fine china
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