W.L. Pottery Mark - William Lowe ("Court China") or Wong Lee?

by Valerie Gomez
(London, England)

W.L. Pottery Mark -  William Lowe (

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

Dear Valerie

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.

Best regards,

Peter (admin)
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hello marks william lowe commet
by: vladimir

my grandmother bought Antiquarian home about 50 years ago a game porcelain marks on the bases are similar to the one you commented on a falcificacion of William Lowe, repeat marks are similar but not the same, I can send pictures, greetings.

William Lowe or Wong Lee NEW
by: Anonymous

I bought a ceramic parrot in France with makers mark a crown on top of two laurel wreaths and initials WL in red. I can send photo. Is it Wong Lee and if so what can you tell me about him and it’s value?
Thank you,
Kind regards,
PW

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