From that, I'm able to come up with whether an item is what it's supposed to be and how much it's worth." Here's how you can learn to do the same.
Shape It Up Lark says that one of the easiest ways to begin evaluating blue-and-white porcelain is to evaluate an object's shape, which pins a piece to a particular place.
The only way to gain an appreciation of the character of Old Wedgwood is to examine it, with the eye and with the finger tips.
Among collectors the term Old Wedgwood is taken to refer to wares produced before Josiah's death in 1795. Josiah started marking his production with his name in about 1759, impressing the name into the underside of the article with printer's movable type.
Most fairings were manufactured in Germany by Conta and Boehme.
This company developed a mass production method that no other company could match, thereby achieving an advantage over other firms.
Riveted Caughley Tea bowl, circa 1799Illustration of "foot rim" on back of plate Rim chip, an item in "as is" condition Factory stamp and Impressed marks Stilt marks or kiln spurs and factory ink stamp Kiln split on interior of soup tureen bottom When grading or describing the condition of an item, the main thing for a seller to do is to be as honest as possible in describing the condition to the best of his or her ability. Always remember that you do want your customer to be pleased and have no sudden surprises or misleading conditional descriptions.
GRADING CHINAWAREWhen trying to grade or describe the condition of the various types of chinaware, e.g.