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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 >>


Identifying Marks On British Sterling (4/9/08)
vinaigretteHere is a cute British sterling vinaigrette circa 1818. It was made by John Shaw under the reign of George IV. How do we know this? The hallmarks on this piece are the keys to identity. More >>


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