4 posts tagged Arita

Chinese Symbols on Antique Furniture

A glossary of Chinese Symbols and oriental marks found on antique furniture and other artifacts. Everything from the eight immortals to the Stellar triad and various traditional symbols for animals fruit and flowers with an explanation of why they would be used Continue Reading

The Antiques Collection: Derby Imari Dish

The Antique Marks Collection includes a very good Royal Crown Derby Imari dish decorated in the popular Derby pattern 2451 and dating to c1933. A good example of the 2451 pattern from Derby pattern book 6 Continue Reading

Doulton Marks

Royal Doulton Marks, base marks, pattern codes and trade marks. The Doulton marks are many and varied but most follow the same theme. Dating Royal Doulton products from their Doulton marks means you sometimes have to check very carefully. Factors other than the Doulton mark can help in more accurate dating, particularly pattern names and numbers and date codes or artists monograms. Between 1878 and 1882, Henry and James Doulton acquired a major interest in the Pinder Bourne factory in ... Continue Reading

Wedgwood Queensware Test Plate

Bought this Wedgewood Queensware test plate to put on my wall approx 25 yrs ago in a second hand shop. by Christine Geddes (United Kingdom) Photo shows my Wedgwood queensware test plate with colourful flower pattern I paid 5pence for it, and it's only recently after my Brother said something about the Wedgwood plate, that I realised I might have something special. The plate is cream with a colourful flower pattern and a fluted edge. On the back it is clearly marked with (no.17 Test), it ... Continue Reading