Very old pieces are not marked, stamped or numbered like 20th Century pieces. However, there are more contemporary pieces that have lots of identifying information if you know how to tell what that information means. Here are some tips on how to understand pottery marks and how to date a piece of pottery from the 1900s. If your piece can't be ...
40 thoughts on “ How to Identify Art and Studio Pottery ” John McLain on July 28, 2013 at 12:37 am said: I recently came across what appears to be an old indian pot,I have a picture,it has a solid bottom,however it appears to have age cracks,or spiral looking separation.wondered if someone would know what it may be.
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How to Identify Unmarked Pottery. Identifying unmarked pottery can be a chore. There is no single book or website that will always provide you with definitive answers. Amateur pottery owners or collectors have to correlate information from multiple sources in order to identify an unmarked piece of pottery. To do so, start with a few basic elements...
Very antique and very recent pottery pieces are the most difficult to identify, especially in the case of relatively occasional potters, whose items were made over a short period of time, perhaps as a hobby or an Arts School's project, or are simply Folk Art made for fun by an unknown craftsman.
Pottery & Porcelain Marks You can look for your mark by shape (below) or you can use the mark search box on the bottom right of the page. To scan by shape, look at your mark and determine the most likely shape category listed below such as crowns, shields, birds, etc.
Put pictures on antique pottery forums and communities asking for assistance in identifying your pottery. Chances are, if you put it out there at enough places, someone will be able to help. (try mine first!) In addition to searching the Internet, the local library is a great resource.
identifying pottery Earthenware, one of mankind's oldest inventions, has been gradually refined over the last 500 years to become a versatile, practical and often highly decorative material. Earthenware is a name given to anything made of moulded, baked clay.
Can You Help Identify this Antique Pottery Vase by Vitor Martins (Orange NSW, Australia) I have got this wonderful antique pottery vase marked with the number 1856 above an N and with Made in England embossed on a raised section on the bottom.