Originally published in 1947, this book brings together in one concise volume thousands of pottery and porcelain marks of more than 25 nations. The author has limited the information on the various manufactories to that which is pertinent to the monograms or marks presented. Much could be said historically of many of these factories, but that is not the purpose of this work. It is, rather, an attempt to condense into a readily accessible and simplified form, a complete listing of all known marks, initials and signatures of pottery and porcelain works throughout the world. It is designed as a useful guide for collectors, dealers and students, on which will enable the interested to ascertain the origin of their pottery and porcelain by means of the markings found on the base of the pieces.
Easy reference has been provided to each mark in conjunction with the basic information on each factory. As much as possible, each mark has been treated as a separate entity and in most cases specific dates and names are given. The method of marking has also been included and can be differentiated.
The period years covered by this work extends roughly from 1400 to 1900. Information on the more important factories dating after 1900 will also be found. A large majority of marks shown belongs to the 18th and 19th centuries, which is as it should be, for the great interest in collecting today lies in the wares of this period.
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- Great Britain
- Persia, Turkey and Syria
- United States
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