PORCELAIN, POTTERY MARKS

Porcelain & Pottery marks

Porcelain & Pottery marks

The history of Porcelain and Pottery:

Porcelain, or, as it is called in English, China, was already known in Europe in the sixteenth century. The Portuguese navigators had brought some specimens from the East, but it was only after 1602 that the Dutch East India Company was the means of making this new discovery more generally known.

Of the many inventions that arouse our wonder not the least amazing is the discovery, made over a thousand years ago by the Chinese, that the rude stone and clay of the mountain-side could be converted into that white, translucent, gem-like substance which the Western world calls porcelain. It is true that the name has been misapplied to older wares of Greek and Egyptian origin, but these are rarely more than brightly glazed earthenware, and the glory of discovering the true porcelain belongs entirely to the Chinese. When and how they first made it, probably will never be known.

It is not surprising, then, that the potters of all nations tried to imitate it. If we are to believe the Italians, they were the first to make the attempt ; the French followed, and then the Germans. But failure succeeded upon failure until a clue was found by one Botger, at Meissen, near Dresden, in 1717.

The collector's alphabet begins with the distinction between pottery and porcelain. The next stage is the distinction between true and artificial porcelain, popularly called hard-paste and soft-paste.

Identifying marks on pieces of pottery or porcelain is often the first step in researching the value and history of these antique and collectible pieces.

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Examples of British pottery marks. Examples of Chinese porcelain marks. Examples of  Dutch and Belgium porcelain marks.  
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Examples of French porcelain marks. Examples of German porcelain marks. Examples of Persian, Turkish and Anatolian Faïence marks.  

More interesting and useful historic information can be found on our low priced antique Porcelain and Pottery e-books collection on cd.

This CD also contains thousands of pottery and porcelain marks, makers' marks, factory marks,  a.o:

Anchor marks, animal marks, arrow marks, axe marks, beacon marks, bell marks, bird marks, bow marks, butterfly marks, circle marks, claw marks, crescent marks, cross marks, crown marks, dome marks, dot marks, ermine marks, fish marks, fleur-de-lys marks, flower marks, grass marks, hayfork marks, head marks, heart marks, horn marks, label marks, leaf marks, letters marks, lines marks, mitre marks, monograms, musical instruments marks, names, numeral marks, orb marks, oriental marks, oval marks, palette marks, pickaxe marks, pipe marks, rose marks, sceptre marks, shell marks, shield marks, ship marks, square marks, star marks, sun marks, sword marks, table marks, tower marks, triangle marks, trident marks, vases marks, windmill marks.

 

Marks of Majolica:

Bassano marks, Caffagiolo marks, Castel Durante marks, Castelli mark, Diruta marks, Faenza marks, Florence marks, Forli marks, Genoa marks, Gubbio marks, Lodi marks, Milan marks, Montelupo marks, Naples marks, Padua marks, Pesaro marks, Ravenna marks, Rimini marks, Rome, Savona, Siena marks, Treviso marks, Turin marks, Urbino marks, Venice marks.

 

Porcelain and pottery factories:

Altenrolhau, Amstel, Amsterdam, Andennes, Anspach, Aprey, Arnstadt, Arras, Baden-Baden, Bayreuth, Berlin, Bordeaux, Bourg-la-Reine, Bow, Bradwell, Bristol, Brussels, Burslem, Buen Retiro, Caen, Caldas, Capo di Monti, Casemène, Castleford, Caughley, Chantilly, Chelsey, Clignancourt, Coalport, Cobridge, Cologne, Copenhagen, Criel, Damm, Delft, Derby, Doccia, Dresden, Elbogen, Etruria, Ferrybridge, Florence, Frankenthal, Fulda, Furstenberg, Gera, Gotha, Grosbreitenbach, the Hague, Haldensteben, Hanley, Herculaneum, Herend, Hesse Cassel, Hesse Darmstadt, Hildersheim factory, Höchst, Kief, Kiel, Korzec, Kreuzen factory marks, Lane end, Longton, Leeds, Lille, Limbach, Limoges, Lisbon, Liverpool, Lougport factory, Loosdrecht, Lowestoft, Ludswigsburg, Luxembourg, Madrid, Malta, Marans, Marieberg, Marseilles, Meissen, Mencey Villeroy, Middlesbrough, Montet, Montpellier, Montreuil, Moscow, Moustiers, Nantgarw, Naples, Nevers, Newcastle, Niederviller, Nimes, Move, Nuremburg, Nymphenberg, Nyon, Oporto, Orleans, Paris, Perkenhammer, Pinxton, Plymouth, Popplesdorf, Quimper, Rauenstein, Regensburg, Rockingham, Rouen, Rudolstadt, Saintes, St. Amand, St. Cloud, St. Petersburg, St. Samson, Sceaux Penthiève, Schafhausen, Schlakenwald, Sèvres painters' marks, Shelton, Sinceny, Stoke-upon-Trent, Strasbourg, Sunderland, Swansea, Swinton, Toulouse, Tournay, Tours, Tunstall, Turin, Uzes, Val sous Meudon, Varages, Venice, Vienna, Vincennes, Villengen, volkstadt, Voisonlieu, Wedgwood, Worcester, Wurzburg, Yarmouth, Zurich.

 

Oriental marks of China and Japan:

Akahada, Asahi, Awaji, Awata, Arita, Banko, Bizen, Hirato, Hezen, Hishu, Imado, Imari, Kaga, Kioto, Kiomidzu, kishiu, Kutani, Minato, Mino, Raku, sado, Satsuma, Seto, Seto-suké, soma, Tokio, Toyoura, Tozan, Yeiraku.

Our pottery and porcelain e-books on cd (in PDF format) also includes dating information and the history relating to the factories included.

This cd contains over 30 digitised antiques porcelain and pottery books.


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Collection of 30+ out-of-print antique books about porcelain and pottery gathered on a CD

The "Pottery and Porcelain" book collection gives you answers on almost everything you would like to know about porcelain and pottery arts. It contains 30+ digitized antique books about porcelain and pottery from the 19th and 20th century in one low-priced collection. All antique books are in easy readable Adobe Acrobat reader PDF format. You can zoom in and zoom out on the text and the images. No shipping costs worldwide.

What are these porcelain and pottery e-books about?

  • Thousands of pottery, porcelain factory and makers' marks.
  • Terms used by dealers and collectors with their meanings.
  • The history of pottery from the earliest times.
  • Ancient pottery, Mediaeval and Renanaissance, Italian Majolica, French Porcelain and pottery,
  • German stoneware, Dutch pottery, Staffordshire pottery,
  • Oriental and European pottery,
  • History of important porcelain and pottery factories.
  • The difference between pottery and porcelain.
  • Notes and descriptions of various counterfeit and misleading marks.
  • And much more ....

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This CD also contains thousands of pottery and porcelain marks, makers' marks, factory marks.

All books are in easy readable Adobe Acrobat reader .PDF format. The "ZOOM feature" in Adobe Acrobat reader, allows you to increase or decrease the size of the text.

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This DVD bundle contains two antiques book collections with more than 70 digitised antiques books:

  • Over 40 antique silver, gold and platinum books.
  • Over 30 antique porcelain and pottery books.

Porcelain books | Pottery books | Precious metals books | Hallmarks | Makers' marks
Porcelain books | Meissen marks | Antique books | Precious metals books | Hallmarks | Stoneware
 

All books on this data DVD are in easy readable Adobe Acrobat reader .PDF format and zoomable.

The "Precious metals" book collection gives you answers on almost everything you would like to know about the precious metals silver and gold.

  • Standard marks, duty marks, tax marks, date marks, plate workers' marks, spoon marks, makers' marks, assay marks, finenes marks
  • Various standards of gold and silver
  • Art work in silver and gold: Standing cups, dram cups, two-handled cups, beakers, tankards, flagons, mugs, teapots, chocolate pots, coffee pots, spoons, forks, candlesticks, porringers, sconces, candle brackets, snuff boxes, tobacco boxes, sugar boxes, bowls, sauce boats, jewish synagogue silver, church silver, etc
  • History of precious metals gold, silver, platinum
  • Assaying of silver, gold
  • Goldsmith & silversmith makers' marks
  • Celebrated European Coldsmiths
  • Old English silver and plate
  • Oriental silverwork - Malay, Japanese, Chinese
  • History of English goldsmiths
  • Church (plate) silver
  • Alloys of gold and silver
  • The hallmarking of jewellery
  • Assay towns of the United Kingdom
  • Manufacturers
  • Hallmarks for jewellery
  • Historic silver and gold objects
  • Plate, Pewter, Brittanica silver
  • And much more....

The "Pottery and Porcelain" book collection gives you answers on almost everything you would like to know about porcelain and pottery arts.

  • Terms used by dealers and collectors with their meanings.
  • The history of pottery from the earliest times.
  • Ancient pottery, Mediaeval and Renanaissance, Italian Majolica, French Porcelain and pottery,
  • German stoneware, Dutch pottery, Staffordshire pottery,
  • Oriental and European pottery,
  • History of important porcelain and pottery factories.
  • The difference between pottery and porcelain.
  • Notes and descriptions of various counterfeit and misleading marks.

This DVD also contains thousands of pottery and porcelain marks, makers' marks, factory marks.

 

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30 Amazing out-of-print and digitized antique books about pottery and porcelain from the 19th and early 20th century.

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The "Pottery and Porcelain" book collection gives you answers on almost everything that was known in the 19th and early 20th century about porcelain and pottery arts.

  • Thousands of pottery, porcelain factory and makers' marks.
  • Terms used by dealers and collectors with their meanings.
  • The history of pottery from the earliest times.
  • Ancient pottery, Mediaeval and Renanaissance, Italian Majolica, French Porcelain and pottery,
  • German stoneware, Dutch pottery, Staffordshire pottery,
  • Oriental and European pottery,
  • History of important porcelain and pottery factories.
  • The difference between pottery and porcelain.
  • Notes and descriptions of various counterfeit and misleading marks.

Porcelain & Pottery marks | Antique porcelain books | Antiques | Dutch Delfts Blue
 

This CD also contains thousands of pottery and porcelain marks, makers' marks, factory marks, a.o:

Anchor marks, animal marks, arrow marks, axe marks, beacon marks, bell marks, bird marks, bow marks, butterfly marks, circle marks, claw marks, crescent marks, cross marks, crown marks, dome marks, dot marks, ermine marks, fish marks, fleur-de-lys marks, flower marks, grass marks, hayfork marks, head marks, heart marks, horn marks, label marks, leaf marks, letters marks, lines marks, mitre marks, monograms, musical instruments marks, names, numeral marks, orb marks, oriental marks, oval marks, palette marks, pickaxe marks, pipe marks, rose marks, sceptre marks, shell marks, shield marks, ship marks, square marks, star marks, sun marks, sword marks, table marks, tower marks, triangle marks, trident marks, vases marks, windmill marks.

 

Marks of Majolica:

Bassano marks, Caffagiolo marks, Castel Durante marks, Castelli mark, Diruta marks, Faenza marks, Florence marks, Forli marks, Genoa marks, Gubbio marks, Lodi marks, Milan marks, Montelupo marks, Naples marks, Padua marks, Pesaro marks, Ravenna marks, Rimini marks, Rome, Savona, Siena marks, Treviso marks, Turin marks, Urbino marks, Venice marks.
 

Porcelain and pottery factories:

 

Altenrolhau, Amstel, Amsterdam, Andennes, Anspach, Aprey, Arnstadt, Arras, Baden-Baden, Bayreuth, Berlin, Bordeaux, Bourg-la-Reine, Bow, Bradwell, Bristol, Brussels, Burslem, Buen Retiro, Caen, Caldas, Capo di Monti, Casemène, Castleford, Caughley, Chantilly, Chelsey, Clignancourt, Coalport, Cobridge, Cologne, Copenhagen, Criel, Damm, Delft, Derby, Doccia, Dresden, Elbogen, Etruria, Ferrybridge, Florence, Frankenthal, Fulda, Furstenberg, Gera, Gotha, Grosbreitenbach, the Hague, Haldensteben, Hanley, Herculaneum, Herend, Hesse Cassel, Hesse Darmstadt, Hildersheim factory, Höchst, Kief, Kiel, Korzec, Kreuzen factory marks, Lane end, Longton, Leeds, Lille, Limbach, Limoges, Lisbon, Liverpool, Lougport factory, Loosdrecht, Lowestoft, Ludswigsburg, Luxembourg, Madrid, Malta, Marans, Marieberg, Marseilles, Meissen, Mencey Villeroy, Middlesbrough, Montet, Montpellier, Montreuil, Moscow, Moustiers, Nantgarw, Naples, Nevers, Newcastle, Niederviller, Nimes, Move, Nuremburg, Nymphenberg, Nyon, Oporto, Orleans, Paris, Perkenhammer, Pinxton, Plymouth, Popplesdorf, Quimper, Rauenstein, Regensburg, Rockingham, Rouen, Rudolstadt, Saintes, St. Amand, St. Cloud, St. Petersburg, St. Samson, Sceaux Penthiève, Schafhausen, Schlakenwald, Sèvres painters' marks, Shelton, Sinceny, Stoke-upon-Trent, Strasbourg, Sunderland, Swansea, Swinton, Toulouse, Tournay, Tours, Tunstall, Turin, Uzes, Val sous Meudon, Varages, Venice, Vienna, Vincennes, Villengen, volkstadt, Voisonlieu, Wedgwood, Worcester, Wurzburg, Yarmouth, Zurich.
 

Oriental marks of China and Japan:

Akahada, Asahi, Awaji, Awata, Arita, Banko, Bizen, Hirato, Hezen, Hishu, Imado, Imari, Kaga, Kioto, Kiomidzu, kishiu, Kutani, Minato, Mino, Raku, sado, Satsuma, Seto, Seto-suké, soma, Tokio, Toyoura, Tozan, Yeiraku.

 

And much more............

 

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This DVD bundle contains three antiques book collections with approx. 95 digitised antiques books:

  • 40+ digitized antique books from the 19th and early 20th century about  precious metals, silver, gold and platinum.
  • 25+ digitized antique books from the 19th and early 20th century about jewellery and precious stones.
  • 30+ digitized antique books from the 19th and early 20th century about porcelain and pottery.

Antique books | Silver books | Pottery books | Porcelain books | Jewellery books
Precious metals books | Hallmark books | Pottery books | Porcelain books | Jewellery books
 

All books on this data DVD are in easy readable Adobe Acrobat reader .PDF format and zoomable.

The "Precious metals" book collection gives you answers on almost everything that was known about precious metals in the 19th and early 20th century:

  • Standard marks, duty marks, tax marks, date marks, plate workers' marks, spoon marks, makers' marks, assay marks, finenes marks
  • Various standards of gold and silver
  • Art work in silver and gold: Standing cups, dram cups, two-handled cups, beakers, tankards, flagons, mugs, teapots, chocolate pots, coffee pots, spoons, forks, candlesticks, porringers, sconces, candle brackets, snuff boxes, tobacco boxes, sugar boxes, bowls, sauce boats, jewish synagogue silver, church silver, etc
  • History of precious metals gold, silver, platinum
  • Assaying of silver, gold
  • Goldsmith & silversmith makers' marks
  • Celebrated European Coldsmiths
  • Old English silver and plate
  • Oriental silverwork - Malay, Japanese, Chinese
  • History of English goldsmiths
  • Church (plate) silver
  • Alloys of gold and silver
  • The hallmarking of jewellery
  • Assay towns of the United Kingdom
  • Manufacturers
  • Hallmarks for jewellery
  • Historic silver and gold objects
  • Plate, Pewter, Brittanica silver
  • And much more....

The "Pottery and Porcelain" antique book collection gives you answers on almost everything that was known about porcelain and pottery arts in the 19th and early 20th century.

  • Terms used by dealers and collectors with their meanings.
  • The history of pottery from the earliest times.
  • Ancient pottery, Mediaeval and Renanaissance, Italian Majolica, French Porcelain and pottery,
  • German stoneware, Dutch pottery, Staffordshire pottery,
  • Oriental and European pottery,
  • History of important porcelain and pottery factories.
  • The difference between pottery and porcelain.
  • Notes and descriptions of various counterfeit and misleading marks.

This DVD also contains thousands of pottery and porcelain marks, makers' marks, factory marks.

 

The "Jewellery" antique book collection contains out-of-print books from the 19th and early 20th century:

  • The magic of jewels and charms.
  • How to make jewelry - practical instructions from a practical manufacturing jeweler.
  • Notes on some of the antique and renaissance Gems and Jewels in her majesty collection at windsor castle
  • Precious Stones - a book of reference for jewellers.
  • 20th Century Catalogue of Supplies for Watchmakers Jewelers and kindred trades
  • An encyclopedia for the Horologist, Jeweler, Gold and Silversmith
  • Diamonds - Precious stones for jewellers and gem-loving public
  • A Treatise on Diamonds and Pearls in which their importance is considered and plain rules are exhibited for ascertaining the value of both; and the true method of manufacturing diamonds.
  • Treatise on gems in reference to their practical and scientific value - A useful guide for the jeweller, lapidary, artist, amateur, mineralogist, and chemist, accomanied by a description of the most interesting American gems, and ornamental and architectural materials.
  • Catalogue of the jewellery Greek, Etruscan and Roman in the departments of Antiquities British Museum
  • Catalogue of the mediaval, ivories, enamels, jewellery, gems and mscellaneous objects bequeathed to the museum by Frank McClean
  • Catalogue of the valuable collection of Old English and Foreign Silver and Silver-gilt plate, Jewels, Bijouterie and Object of Vertu, Old Italian and French Bronzes, Majoliea, Limoges, Enamels,C collection of Venetian and German Glass Old Swiss Stained Glass, ox-Wood Carvings, and a variety of other objects of Art chiefly of the 16th and 17th Centuries.
  • Chats on old jewellery and trinkets
  • English Jewellery
  • The Jeweler's handbook containing practical methodes for galvanizing, electro plating and coloring with gold, silver and copper on all kinds of metals.
  • Jewellers' silversmiths' and kindred traders' accounts for manufacturing jewellers, wholesale jewellers, retail jewellers, diamond merchants, silversmiths, electro platers, gilders, watch manufacturers.
  • Jewellery
  • Useful alloys and memoranda for goldsmiths, jewellers, etc - A private handbook
  • The Science of Gems, Jewels, Coins and Medals - Ancient and modern - Watches, Diamonds, Jewellery and Silverware
  • Etc. etc.........

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