Pottery Marks, Makers Marks, Porcelain Marks
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It is worth noting that many of the websites below have in depth histories, patterns and other valuable information in addition to the marking. These websites will open in their own window or tab. When you are done researching another site, you may just close their window (or tab) and still be able to explore more of the links here.*
British Porcelain, Pottery and Ceramic Trade Marks have been indexed at potteries.org/.
Brush - McCoy reference, ceramic marks and history on a fee base is at BrushMcCoy.com
Derby Porcelain Marks An article about Derby porcelains made from 1795-1825.
George Ohr pottery marks and some helpful info and comparative fakes can be viewed at Old Pottery.com (site is down)
Gotheborg.com has a very large and informative site for collectors of antique Chinese and Japanese Porcelains.
Don't over look mygrannysatticantiques.com and their large collection of history and pottery marks.
Hummel trademarks with date guide.
Kovels has published the most compressive guides on makers marks;
Liberty's in Paris France has a collection of ceramic marks.
Limoges Boxes, Porcelain Marks, and Antique Limoges has info on Limoges porcelain makers and their marks and offers 1,850 styles of new Limoges boxes plus a selection of antique Limoges porcelains. (Site links is down)
Marksfinder.com is a source with Search for a comprehensive selection of many pottery & porcelain marks.
McCoy trademarks with dating are available at McCoy Pottery Collectors Society and at Chiquita's McCoy Pottery. Both have photo galleries, examples of fakes, and are knowledgeable resources for McCoy.
The Essential Mettlach Marks a good reference article for the Mettlach factory of Villeroy and Boch by Walt Vogdes.
Nippon marks and some important information about reproduction backstamps.
Palissy Ware makers marks and in depth resources are at palissy.com (Site is down)
Pickard China Studio trademarks and date guide are directly available at Pickard China.
Porcelain Marks and More has a large collection of German marks and manufacture information. But also has accumulated a large resource for other makers marks.
Porcelain Marks Guide, has a subscription pottery mark service.
Pottery & Porcelain online marks collection can be explored at Johanna Johnson Appraisals.
Potterymarks.co.uk has an online database of pottery marks and information.
The Roseville Exchange is dedicted to helping find Fake reproductions of Roseville Pottery.
Roseville Pottery Information Center is building a resource that is includes varous search tools for identifing your Roseville pattern, shapes and more.
Spode datestamp examples and some of the backstamps is generously made available at Spode History blog. The site is a wonderful collection of knowledgeable history for Spode pottery manufactory in Stoke-upon-Trent.
Titanic's china patterns with photos of makers marks is available with a very good article plus refferances at marconigraph.com. You will also find photos for the White Star Line china wares with history.
UHL marks are to be found at UHL Collectors Society.
Here is some good articles or tips on separating those fakes from the treasures;
*Most of the links on this page are independent websites that are not part of TS Restoration. T.S. Restoration is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information. You may find our privacy statement here. We at T.S. Restoration are offering lessons and teaching aids for learning china repair / ceramic restoration. We provide instructional media with a selection of china restorer supplies. Our pottery repair supplies and knowledge is focused on the various aspects of restoring, mending, repair, fixing, or gluing of china, porcelain and pottery. We teach how to learn at home or within a course / class environment. We provide these web resources as an aid for all those who may find them useful. Although we do try to refine our selections to be helpful, these web sites are independent and may change their content at any time. We recommend a thorough research, with cross references, before making any strong conclusions about a noted history and or the markings. When cost effective, we suggest a qualified appraiser for those unique or special situations.
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