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Online research, antiques guides, local antiques dealers and free identification fairs hosted by auction houses can help to identify antiques and avoid the expense of a formal appraiser. Some appraisers offer free verbal... More »

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To identify an antique marble and determine its age, it is important to examine the materials and overall appearance of the marble and assess it closely to determine if it was handmade or machine made. Most marbles from ... More »

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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. More »

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