Please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team from Monday - Friday 9.00- 5.00pm GMT.If you have a query outside these hours, please email us at [email protected] we will get back to you as soon as we can.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.Shape It Up Lark says that one of the easiest ways to begin evaluating blue-and-white porcelain is to evaluate an object's shape, which pins a piece to a particular place.European marks may be used to identify the actual manufacturer, and possibly also the year or period it was made in; this is often indicated by mark features that were modified over time.As the changes that the marks of individual manufacturers went through over time is known, they can be used for dating.There do exist records of such changes, allowing collectors to decide the period or span of years during which an item was produced (except if it is a fake).European pottery marks Basically, four types of marks are found on Japanese porcelain.
Among collectors the term Old Wedgwood is taken to refer to wares produced before Josiah's death in 1795. Josiah started marking his production with his name in about 1759, impressing the name into the underside of the article with printer's movable type.
Before the late Qing dynasty and early republic period porcelain from the Middle Kingdom had basically no factory and few manufacturer's marks.
(These are not kiln marks.)However, there was a multitude of different mark types in use by private kilns, different either in style or content.
But can you teach yourself how to navigate such a vast field of porcelain with confidence that you aren't making too many mistakes—or worse yet, getting duped?
We asked that question of Lark Mason, an expert in Asian art at igavel.com, and his answer was an unequivocal "Yes." "I do this all the time," Lark says.