25 posts tagged Makers Marks

Antique Values – What to look out for when valuing antiques

Assessing an antiques value involves a lot more than examining a price list. Antiques experts will use a price guide as the starting point in the antique appraisal and valuation process but also include a host of other factors to determine an antiques true value Continue Reading

Antiques Collection: Gerbing & Stephan Majolica Vase c1890

Beginning as Schiller & Gerbing in 1829 and eventually becoming Gerbing & Stephan in 1861, this once significant ceramics company produced some superb Majolica pottery. The battle scene vase in our Antiques collection is a wonderful example bearing Gerbing & Stephan marks used between 1861 and 1900. They show a very clear 'G&St.' mark. Continue Reading

Dating Wade Marks

Keys to Dating Wade pottery and identifying Wade Marks Wade is historically famous for the introduction of the very collectible Wade Whimsies and the, almost as well known but not as popular today, Wade Gurgle Jugs and Decanters. Originally founded in 1810, today Wade Pottery produces branded decanters for Scots Whisky makers including Bells, Chivas Regal's Royal Salute, Grouse, Glenfiddich and Glenlivet. George WADE (1864-1938), was born in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent. His father was a ... Continue Reading

Antiques Collection: Rare Worcester Pot Pourri

Few things provide an antique collector with more pleasure than finding an antique they really like. This wonderful little Royal Worcester pot pourri bowl was the perfect addition to our antiques collection and sits beautifully among the other pieces of antique Worcester porcelain we own. It's been beautifully decorated in the Royal Worcester Persian style using a palette of muted shades of green and peach and bears all the right Worcester marks. Plus it came at just the right price. Continue Reading

What are Antique Marks?

Exactly what are antique marks and china marks. What can they tell you? Watching the experts at antique roadshows or on auction house valuation days, you probably wonder just how they get so much information about a teacup, vase or a piece of silver simply by turning the item upside down. The fact is the markings that are stamped, painted or impressed on the underside of most antique items can help you tell a great deal about a piece other than just who made it. The name of the pottery ... Continue Reading

Dresden Porcelain

A brief look at Dresden Porcelain and the Dresden Crown mark. Dresden Porcelain is often confused with Meissen porcelain, but only because Meissen blanks were used initially. However, Dresden porcelain refers more to an artistic movement than a particular porcelain company In fact, several competing ceramic studios emerged under the Dresden umbrella, particularly in the Saxony capital in response to the rise of romanticism during the 19th century. Dresden was an important centre ... Continue Reading

Antiques Collection: Pair of Rosenthal Art Deco Vases

With decoration depicting four Dragons rising from a stormy sea, this fine pair of Rosenthal Art Deco Vases are absolutely stunning. The Dragons are embellished and surrounded with honeycomb pattern gilding and the large flared rims have gilded edges and ornately patterned borders. A very collectable pair of Rosenthal vases. Continue Reading

The Antiques Collection: Royal Doulton Saltglaze Tyg

The Antique Marks Collection contains a very good Royal Doulton Saltglaze Tyg of good proportion and having three foxhound handles. Signed Ada Dennis and dating to c1858 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

Hummel Marks

Hummel Marks from TMK-1 to TMK-8 The Crown Mark, The Full Bee, The Stylised Bee, The Missing Bee and other Hummel Marks. The first three hummel figurines Puppy Love, Little Fiddler and Bookworm were marked FF15, FF16 and FF17. When they were first created the figurine series designation or mold numbers had not yet been set up. When Goebel reached a licensing agreement with Sister Maria and the Convent in 1935, the early figurines were then marked HUM1, HUM2 and HUM3. The Sister Maria ... Continue Reading