What Are Some Common Identification Marks on Antiques?


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The common identification marks on antiques are silver hallmarks, foundry marks, maker’s marks, signed bronzes and design registration marks. Other marks are pewter touch marks and engraved signatures on glass.

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What Are Some Common Identification Marks on Antiques?
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There are numerous identification marks for all antiques. Collectors need accurate resources that assist in identifying pieces of their interest. The wide variety of identification marks on antiques can make identification difficult. Websites such as Antique-marks provide many images of marker’s marks and trademarks found on antique porcelain and pottery.

The type of identification mark found on an antique can depend on the material, type, time period and country of origin of the antique.

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