Minton has had several different markings in its more than 220 year history. These markings not only help to authenticate a piece of Minton pottery, but they also help to date it. More » Hobbies & Games Collecting

Personal artist signatures are most common on Japanese pottery. However, marks may also include "Made in Japan," "Nippon," "Good Luck," "Japan" or "Happiness." More » Hobbies & Games Crafting Pottery & Ceramics

The Beswick pottery mark is a simple "John Beswick," "John Beswick, London" or "Beswick" print located on the bottom of a plate, cup or figurine. The mark is done in basic script writing and is most often black. More » Hobbies & Games Crafting Pottery & Ceramics
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