How to Date Old Cups

posted in: Knowledge | 662


During the 1800s, much of the world's finest porcelain came from England, France and Germany. Companies such as Meissen and Rosenthal in Germany and Havilland and Sevres in France became famous for beautiful, ornate designs, while the Staffordshire region of England gave birth to legendary companies such as Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Spode and Minton. According to the Lenox China Company, its entrance into the market in 1889 helped the U.S. porcelain industry to rival these European companies. The great porcelain manufacturers of the era usually marked their products with the company's name, initials or trademark symbols.

1.Identifying Marks

Gently turn the cup over to find the maker’s mark, stamped in ink on the bottom. Stamps are often worn and faded from age and many washings, so the mark may be difficult to read. Reference books such as “Antique Porcelain” by John Sandon will help in identifying company symbols, trademarks, names and abbreviations, and will also help identify china patterns and assist in dating the cup.

 

2.Look for a country of origin. Sometimes, but not always, pieces stamped with a country of origin will be made after 1891, the year that U.S. trade laws required imports to be marked with the country of manufacture. Likewise, check the wording. According to Mike Wilcox of Wilcox & Hall Appraisals, the word “trademark” indicates a post-1862 manufacture date, while the words “limited” or “LTD” indicate a manufacture date after 1860.

 

3.Floral patterns are always immensely popular with china collectors.Look at the color of the mark. Wilcox states that manufacturers stamped their pieces prior to firing, and the only pigments that could withstand these high temperatures were iron red and cobalt blue. Prior to 1850, blue stamping was more popular with manufacturers than red. However, be aware this is only a very general rule of thumb, and works best when used in conjunction with other dating methods for the piece.

 

4. British china manufacturers have created many popular, rose-themed patterns.Look at the shape of the handle. Expert and dealer Paul Mould writes on his "Antique Porcelain Collector" website that cup handles became more ornate as the 1800s progressed, so simpler handles may indicate an earlier date. Additionally, Mould says, if the cup has a matching saucer, a deeper, bowl-like design without a center “recess” for the cup indicates a pre-1830s piece.


 

Share
Avatar
Follow admin:

IBOYA CULTURE & ART CO. LTD.

662 Responses

  1. Avatar
    Pete

    As with many first-generation devices, not everything works exactly as it should with the Apple Smartwatches.

  2. Avatar
    Wilmer

    They have economy, deluxe, and unlimited plan packages out there.
    All of their internet hosting plans embody world class data centers, 24×7 FTP access, each day backups,
    best of breed routers, servers and firewalls, free e-mail addresses,
    Ad Credit from Fb and Google, and plenty of different options.

  3. Avatar
    porno izle

    Hello there! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are
    you using for this site? I’m getting sick and tired of WordPress because
    I’ve had problems with hackers and I’m looking at options for another platform.
    I would be fantastic if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  4. Avatar
    Native Trader

    What’s up, yes this piece of writing is truly pleasant and I
    have learned lot of things from it on the
    topic of blogging. thanks.

  5. Avatar
    hebron-cheer.com

    UK pet caretakers deliver a specialist animal sitting as well as residence resting support service in your very own residence whilst you are actually away.

  6. Avatar
    Olive

    Certainly it is not always planning to be useful to become inside at today but when external attempt to stay in the color, work with a sunhat,
    broadbrimmed hat, peaked top or peak, and attempt to switch your face away
    from winter and summertime sun as far as possible.

  7. Avatar
    Serial Drama India

    William Young is the new top executive at Young Industries, a position previously occupied by his
    father. While watching NASCAR, each time the announcer mentions phrases like “The car is tight” or “The car is hot” everyone takes a shot.
    This nonsense was recently debunked by the Science
    Babe who swallowed an entire bottle of ‘homeopathic sleeping pills,
    ‘ without any ill effect (James Randi does a similar
    stunt.

  8. Avatar
    Esther

    Please see our UK Net Hosting Plans page for a comparability of the assets offered.

  9. Avatar
    anchor

    If your site is relatively sound, the most important results
    for you to consider are the keyword hits.
    When Page – Rank was patented the patent was assigned to Stanford University.
    Unlike TV, radio and other traditional marketing channels that need big budgets to be effective,
    SEO can be cost effective. Further the sites whose ranking
    using the search engines is good will attract potential clients,
    which results to mores sales.

  10. Avatar
    Damian

    India Internet is a number one identify on the planet of web where we provide
    world class net providers akin to Area Registration India, Internet Internet hosting India, Payment Gateway India,
    SSL Certificates India Area Registration Delhi and all
    web related services at reasonably priced prices.

  11. Avatar
  12. Avatar
    Evangeline

    The very first 3 mins of all live treatments are totally at
    no cost, offering you the option to obtain a sense of the psychics, and
    also experience at ease along with them prior to tapping the services of.

  13. Avatar
    my review here

    Nowadays, the conditions for your website to be ranked high in the search engine results are based on the search
    engine optimization techniques that you decide to use. Improving Site Structure –
    This second part tells you how to properly structure URLs.
    Thematic relevance is of key importance for the creation of quality backlinks.

    A reputable SEO company won’t have any qualms about connecting potential clients with former ones.

  14. Avatar
  15. Avatar
    Calvin

    EasilyShop is a straightforward way of constructing your individual online store.
    You could possibly start promoting your products and services online
    at present. Start creating wealth on-line in the present day.

  16. Avatar
  17. Avatar
    Lonnie

    These software program packages allow you to produce a
    professionally made video with the vast amount of manipulation methods.
    Use this software program before uploading any movies
    to a video hosting website for max effectiveness, better rankings
    and ultimately success.

  18. Avatar
    Willie

    Their package of games and movies is especially staggering and will
    leave you much astounded and lost for choice. If shoring originate a supporter of Metal Gear
    Solid, bringing will love MGS4. Nether – Realm Studios has clearly taken insightful inventory of what fighting games are doing well and what they could perhaps improve
    upon to open-up the genre.

  19. Avatar
    Karin

    In case you encounter any difficulties, it’s best to have access to assistance at any hour of
    the day.

  20. Avatar

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.