Identify Noritake china patterns by looking at the bottom to check for authenticity and researching the four-digit numbers stamped there. This china pattern is made in Japan, and many older pieces need additional researc... More » Hobbies & Games Crafting

There are many ways to identify the period of manufacture of Wedgwood china. For the casual collector or enthusiast, the simplest means of telling when a particular piece of Wedgwood china was produced is by the configur... More » Home & Garden Antiques

In order to identify antique china cabinets, you need to learn about the styles and designs from the time period you are interested in. Antique china cabinets should be at least 100 years old. More » Home & Garden Antiques
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