Start Dating antique china

Dating antique china

Before the late Qing dynasty and early republic period porcelain from the Middle Kingdom had basically no factory and few manufacturer's marks.

The resulting mark was often uneven and sometime arced.

In about 1769 he adopted the familiar mark with the name impressed from a single slug.

Antique Chinese Marks More on Chinese Pottery Marks Antique china marks from Europe are basically all of a similar type, that is, they are a kind of logo, showing which factory made a specific item.

This, and the fact that in the whole of Europe there were much fewer china manufacturers at any one time than in China, makes it generally much easier to identify the origin of an item together – based on its mark alone.

A Victorian china fairing is a small porcelain ornament, often incorporating figures, ranging from about three inches (7.5 cm) to about five inches (12.5 cm) in height, and depicting a variety of scenes, humorous, political or domestic.

The ornament almost always incorporates a base and many fairings have a caption describing the scene or making some point inscribed on that base.

From that, I'm able to come up with whether an item is what it's supposed to be and how much it's worth." Here's how you can learn to do the same.