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To identify a German beer stein, look at the bottom of the stein and compare the markings on it with the marks of past and present German stein makers. Many steins are beautifully engraved and painted, making them part a... More »

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Identify crown marks on fine china by looking at the bottom of the piece for the maker's mark containing a crown icon. The crown mark is either detailed or a basic design, the latter as seen in Capodimonte porcelain made... More »

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The marks of porcelain makers are usually found on the bottom of pieces and usually include an icon — a geometric shape or a crown or shield — with the name of the porcelain maker. The most difficult pieces of porcelain ... More »

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Bohemian fine china made in Czechoslovakia has a variety of makers marks stating that the item is made in Czechoslovakia, typically on the bottom or sides of the pieces. Featuring floral and bird patterns with vivid colo... More »

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According to Silver Collection, the English silversmith Sheffield uses several special markings on each piece of silver it produces to identify the age and origin of the piece. These special marking on silver are called ... More »

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The Princess House Heritage crystal collection includes beverage ware items, such as beer mugs, cappuccino mugs and ice buckets, and serve ware, including a sugar and creamer set, luncheon and dinner plates, and pitchers... More »

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A German beer boot, such as the Hofbraeuhaus, is a whimsical German beer mug in the shape of a boot. Beer boots are made from clear glass and can hold up to 2 liters. A two pound glass beer mug, such as the Liesl stein, ... More »

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