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Chinese Export Porcelain’s Long Journey from Early China (1/24/09)
19th-20th century blue-and-white CantonBy Lisa Marion WorthPoint Worthologist Many moons ago as a novice collector of porcelain, I thought that the phrase “Chinese Export … More >>

Discover The Mark Others Miss on Valuable Pottery and Art Glass (11/19/08)
a425f4ef5e152a00b0981370d47ed2c7If you can’t see a mark on a piece of fine pottery or art glass, that doesn’t mean it isn’t … More >>

Royal Vienna and the Beehive Mark (10/28/08)
Various Royal Vienna & Beehive Porcelain marksRoyal Vienna and the Beehive Mark: Real or Fake? By More >>

Sheffield Silver Candlesticks (10/20/08)
Sterling Silver Town marks for Sheffield Crown, circa 1773-1973 abd Rosette, circa 1975-presentSheffield silver candlesticks: Light on some shady business of the past By More >>

Chinese Export Porcelain’s fascinating journey from early china (10/10/08)
Pair of Chinese Export vases with Mandarin and Famile Rose decoration, circa 18th centuryChinese Export Porcelain’s Fascinating Journey from early china By Lisa Marion of Marks4Antiques More >>

Dating Mexican Silver (10/1/08)
A Sterling Silver Bracelet & Earrings Set with Obsidian & Onyx stones, some in the form of Aztec faces, marked with simple pre-1940s Mexico’s tradition of magnificent silverwork dates as far back as the 1530s. Mexico has abundant deposits of precious metals, so it was natural that a thriving jewelry and hollowware market would evolve there. But establishing authenticity, purity and age – especially for vintage and antique pieces – can be challenging. More >>

Fake Porcelain Marks: Recognizing Forged or imitation Marks on Ceramics (10/1/08)
Fake GARDNER mark (probably China)  - ca 1980s - PresentIdentifying porcelain is more than just “reading” a mark. It involves careful consideration of many elements to confirm correct age and authenticity. There are thousands of Porcelain marks and even experienced collectors and antiques dealers can have difficulty in determining whether an item is new, and avoid costly mistakes. More >>

TYPES OF PORCELAIN: Hard Paste, Soft Paste, and Bone China (10/1/08)
PARIAN WARE Bust (Ott & Brewer, Germany, 19thC) The broad term "ceramics" usually refers to items made of fired clay. Ceramics are further divided in several categories, the primary ones being Earthenware, Stoneware and Porcelain. The main differences in these three are the temperatures at which they are fired in the kiln and the specific composition of their component materials. More >>

Dating Faience Pottery (10/1/08)
A late 19thC polychrome Faience Plate from the Rouen region of FranceFaience pottery, also known as Fayence in France, is often used as a synonym to Majolica because of their similar appearance and use of tin glaze. Yet, most collectors distinguish Faience pottery by their characteristic polychrome (multi-colored) designs and mostly white background, whereas Majolica tends to have decoration all over along with pronounced raised decorative details (relief). More >>

Sterling & Silver-Plated Antiques (10/1/08)
Electro-Plated Nickel-Silver (EPNS) Flatware - Georg Jensen ca 1930sIn general, the term Sterling Silver is meant to distinguish items that are composed of mostly solid silver as opposed to Silver-Plated that have only a thin surface layer of silver. However, there are several other distinctions, some using terms that can be confusing and often lead to a misunderstanding of an item’s composition and hence its value. More >>

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