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Pottery Marks Identification Guide & Index
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The marks listed below are grouped as far as was possible in a logical order, with similar signs, graphics, shapes, etc grouped together. We have tried to include as many ceramics and pottery marks as possible, but also tried to avoid too much duplication. If we have additional information on the pottery mark or piece, you can click the image to open that section. Including various marks from a range of British, American, and European pottery and porcelain manufacturers.
A quick view of some samples of the diverse range of Royal Doulton Marks. Click an image to open the full Doulton marks section. Click an image to open the full Moorcroft Marks Section. Click an image to open the full Royal Worcester section. Home Latest Updates Forum Valuations. Your guide to antique pottery marks, porcelain marks and china marks. Scan the index of this pottery marks identification guide to help you identify your pottery or porcelain.While there are no specific regulations on chemicals leaching from ceramic objects into food, there are National Primary Drinking Water Regulations NPDWRs or primary standards that are legally enforceable standards applying to public water systems.
We recommend using the maximum containment levels for inorganic chemicals listed there as benchmarks for safety when testing ceramic glazes for leaching, since anything that is likely to leach out of ceramic ware is going to do so into liquid that comes into contact with it. We also recommend adhering to the Secondary Drinking Water Standards in order to cover even more of the materials we use on a regular basis, but which may not be specifically regulated in a legally enforceable manner.
Empty it, dry it, and look at it. If the texture or appearance of the glaze in contact with the vinegar changes in that time becomes cloudy, chalky, etc. If you find a glaze that passes this test, it is likely to be food safe in its current state. However, if you change anything about how it is formulated or fired, it will need to be tested in this way again—and only if it still contains no toxic compounds.
This new glaze needs to be tested in a lab for leaching of cobalt before you can know how much, if any, cobalt is likely to leach from it. The same is true if you have the glaze tested for leaching cobalt, it turns out to be food safe, and then you swap out the cobalt for chrome; your leach test is, for all practical and legal purposes, useless for telling you anything about how chrome oxide will affect the chemistry of the glaze.
Most labs that test for leachates from ceramic glaze will test only for one specific material per sample, so you need to know what you are putting into a glaze in order to know what to ask them to test for. Here is some great information lifted directly from the Brandywine Pottery Testing page on how to prepare your test for leaching, regardless of which lab you will be sending to:.
The cup can be most any size: however, most labs have agreed to a standard size to make our results more consistent and comparable. Unless you have a special reason to use a different size, we recommend you throw cups that are straight-walled cylinders 4 inches in diameter by 3 inches tall wet dimensions. This size cup can be thrown from less than 1 pound of clay by someone with modest throwing skills.
Dry and Bisque fire the cup, glaze it and glaze fire it at your standard conditions. Make sure the glaze completely coats the inside of the cup. It is best to put a pyrometric cone pack right next to the cup so you will know exactly what temperature it saw during firing.
How to Identify USA Marked & Numbered Pottery
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How to Identify Pottery and Porcelain Marks
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Symbols used by the Apache in their art include arrowheads, thunder stripes and the most sacred of all symbols for Apache's the sacred hoop which represents the Indian Chief. The Apache woman usually dressed in buckskin dresses while men wore breech cloths and war shirts. Beads were sewn on clothing in spiritual designs to protect the wearer from enemies and to bring good luck. The Apaches who lived on the plains are the main group to develop pottery making.
Because of their migratory lifestyle which involved following and hunting the great buffalo herds of the plains, they did not carry large numbers of items, such as ceramic ware. Once introduced to Puebloan pottery making, the Apache quickly developed a skill and love for the art, and made their mark by making beautiful thick and thin gray ware pottery styles.
See article "Apache Pottery" above for additional details. Photos courtesy of the Library of Congress.Identifying a mark on a piece of pottery or porcelain is often the first step in researching the value of these antique and collectible pieces. This guide provides marks found on both antique and contemporary collectible pottery and porcelain from the United States and other countries and includes dating information and a brief history relating to the companies included wherever possible.
The company made utilitarian art pottery and bathroom fixtures. Bought by Universal Rundle Corp. The mark shown here was used from to A very similar mark with Limoges in block letters and France was used from to This mark without France and Limoges in block letters dates to the s. The first similar red decorating shield mark appears to have been used in the s.
A number of different marks were used by Buffalo Potterymost featuring an American bison somewhere in the logo, and all indicating the date the piece was made. Buffalo made both semi-vitreous and vitreous wares, and some pieces indicated the type in the mark. Deldare pieces have their own unique marks identifying pieces as part of this line.
Oftentimes these pieces will bear another mark such as "Catalina Pottery U. Note : These pieces should not be confused with those made by the original Catalina Island Pottery Co. Those are most often marked "Catalina" or "Catalina Island" incised into the bottom of the pieces. Catalina Island pieces are more highly prized by collectors and bring higher prices than those marked "Catalina Pottery. The earliest Capodimonte wares were unmarked. This is the first fleur de lis mark used by the Royal Factory in Naples, Italy stamped in either blue or gold.
Beginning inCapodimonte began using the crown over the Neopolitan N mark. This mark was used through the early s when the Royal Factory closed. Other companies began manufacturing porcelain in the Capodimonte tradition after Some of these pieces are marked with other company names or foil stickers in addition to a stamped variation of the crown over the Neopolitan N mark.
This is the second fleur de lis mark used by the Royal Factory in Naples, Italy stamped in either blue or gold. The earliest Capodimonte marks were variations of the fleur de lis. Other marks by companies who carried on the Capodimonte tradition since also contain some variation of the crown over N mark, but the one shown here was the only mark used by the original Capodimonte factory in Italy from the late s through the early s some sources indicate a closing date ofothers purport Mark as shown, known by collectors and dealers as Mark 3, was used ca.