New Handbook Of British Pottery And Porcelain Marks

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  3. A revised edition of Godden's classic guide, updated in the light of recent research on historic porcelain manufacturers and potters. It aims to give all pre-1900 manufacturers' marks, over 700 Read more.

New Handbook Of British Pottery & Porcelain Marks, Geoffrey A Godden, ISBN:; Paperback, 254 pages with photos & line drawings Standard pocket reference for. Add tags for 'The handbook of British pottery and porcelain marks.' Be the first.

Every collector knows that the quickest way to identify a piece of pottery or porcelain is to identify the mark, but sometimes it's unreliable because marks are often forged and changed. This is a listing of the better-known marks and backstamps and enough information so that you can learn more about your porcelains. Research and experience will tell you if the color, texture, weight, design, or general 'feel' of the piece is right. This will help you identify the mark.

The marks are listed according to their shapes. Some marks are made up of letters listed in alphabetical order. Some marks look like a circle, square, bird or animal shape, etc.

There are many problems with company names. Obviously, the original name of a German company was in German. When translated, several possible forms could have been used. In some cases, it is an comfortable translation. If the initials in the mark were directly connected to the foreign name, it may have a more awkward translation. In a few cases it is the foreign title.

Reading the mark's date is relatively simple. '1895–1900' means the mark may have been used during those years. If it is a date such as '1895+,' it is not known how long after 1895 the mark was in use. 'ca.1895' suggests a general time period. The date could have been used at any time during the years on either side of 1895.

The factory dates are more difficult. Most of the time they are from the first year that any predecessor company worked until the last year any successor company worked, provided that the name or management was continuous. Two companies frequently merged into one and the mark was used for the new company so it is dated back to the oldest company with a direct relationship to the mark. For example, the mythical company of 'Ralph Ltd.' was founded in 1820. This company bought 'Terry and Son,' a company started in 1840. If the new firm took the name 'Great Pottery, Inc.,' it would then be listed as dating from 1820. If 'Terry and Son' had bought 'Ralph Ltd.,' the new company would be dated from 1840. The information was often sketchy and sometimes conflicting. The successor company, if it is still in business, is listed at the bottom of the mark caption.

There is some confusion in any reference containing Delft marks. The Delft factories had a special way of registering their marks, and the factory names which were registered are often misspelled. Here each factory name is written in Dutch and then translated into English, so you will be able to find these names in other sources. Because each writer spells these names a little differently and each century saw a change in the actual way the Dutch language was written, each name is in its modern-day Dutch spelling. Often, for the Delft factory, a person's name may be listed instead of a factory name. This is usually an artist or the factory owner and is important for further research.

The marks were chosen primarily so this listing would be useful to the average collector. The majority of marks date after 1850. Some are current marks. (It may be disappointing, but it is important to know you do not own an antique). Most of the marks listed are from the United States, England, Germany, and France. Some factories are represented by many marks because each one gives dating information. Some firms have only a single mark that was in use for many years.

There are two marks that need separate explanations; the Sevres mark and the English Registry mark. Both are in charts listed in our identification help section.

Information or research assistance regarding porcelain and pottery marks is frequently requested from the Smithsonian Institution. The following information has been prepared to assist those interested in this topic.

Barber, Edwin A. Marks of American Potters. 1904. Reprint. Ann Arbor, MI: Ars Ceramica, Ltd., 1979.

Brunet, Marcelle. Les Marques De Sevres. Paris: Gerard Le Prat, 1953.

Chaffers, William. Collector's Handbook of Marks and Monograms on Pottery and Porcelain. 4th rev. ed. Edited by Frederick Litchfield. London: W. Reeves, 1968.

_____. Marks and Monograms on Pottery and Porcelain. 15th rev. ed. Vol 1, European and Oriental Selection, edited by Frederick Litchfield and R.L. Hobson. Vol. 2, British Section, edited by Geoffrey A. Godden. New York: Dover Publications, 1965.

Cox, Warren Earle. The Book of Pottery and Porcelain. Rev. ed. New York: Crown Publishers, 1979.

Curtil, Henri. Marques et Signatures de la Faience Francaise. Paris: Editions Charles Massin, 1969.

Cushion, John Patrick. French and Italian Ceramic Marks. London: Faber & Faber, 1961.

_____. Pocket Book of British Ceramic Marks: Including Index to Registered Designs, 1842-83. 3d enl. ed., rev. and reset. London: Faber and Faber, 1976.

Cushion, J.P., and William B. Honey. Handbook of Pottery and Porcelain Marks. 5th rev. ed. London: Faber & Faber, 1996.

Danckert, Ludwig. Handbuch des Europaischen Porzellans. Rev. ed. Munich: Prestel Verlag, 1967.

Darty, Peter. The Pocketbook of Porcelain & Pottery Marks. Ann Arbor, MI: Ars Ceramica, 1974.

Davison, Gerald. The Handbook of Marks on Chinese Porcelain. Wappingers Falls, NY: Antique Collectors' Club, 1994.

DeBolt, Gerald. DeBolt's Dictionary of American Pottery Marks: Whiteware and Porcelain. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1993.

Delenne, René Louis. Dictionnaire des Marques de L'Ancienne Faience de Delft. Paris: Richard Masse, Editeurs, 1947.

Fisher, S.W. English Pottery and Porcelain Marks: Including Scottish and Irish Marks. New York: Foulsham, 1992.

New Handbook Of British Pottery And Porcelain Marks

Gates, William C., Jr., and Dana E. Ormerod. 'The East Liverpool, Ohio, Pottery District: Identification of Manufacturers and Marks.' Journal of the Society for Historical Archaeology 16, nos. 1 & 2 (1982).

Godden, Geoffrey A. Encyclopaedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks. New York: Crown Publishers, 1991.

_____. Handbook of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks. New York: Praeger, 1968.

Graesse, J.G. Th., and E. Jaennicke. Fuhre fur Sammler von Porzellan und Fayence, Steinzeug, Steingut, usw. Rev. ed. Edited by E. Zimmermann. Braunschweig, Berlin: Klinkhardt & Biermann, 1967.

Hughes, G. Bernard. The Country Life Collector's Pocket Book of China. London, New York, Country Life, 1972.

Justice, Jean. Dictionary of Marks and Monograms of Delft Pottery. London: Herbert Jenkins, Ltd. 1930.

Kovel, Ralph M., and Terry H. Kovel. Kovels' Dictionary of Marks: Pottery and Porcelain, 1650-1850.. New York: Crown Publishers, 1995.

Kovel, Ralph M., and Terry H. Kovel. Kovels' New Dictionary of Marks: Pottery and Porcelain, 1850-Present. Reprint. New York: Crown Publishers, 1986.

Lang, Gordon. Miller's Pottery and Porcelain Marks. Reed Illustrated Books, 1995.

Le Duc, Genevieve, and Henri Curtil. Marques et Signatures de la Porcelaine Francaise. Paris: Editions Charles Massin, 1970.

Lehner, Lois. Lehner's Encyclopedia of U.S. Marks on Pottery, Porcelain and Clay. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1988.

Lesur, Adrien, and Tardy. Les Porcelaines Francaises. Paris: Tardy, 1972.

The Official Identification Guide to Pottery & Porcelain. Orlando, FL: House of Fine Collectibles, Inc., 1984.

Ormsbee, Thomas H. English China and Its Marks. London: W.H. Allen, 1962.

Paul, E. and A. Peterson, Ed. Collector's Handbook to Marks on Porcelain and Pottery. Greens Farms, CT: Modern Books and Crafts, 1974.

Penkala, Maria. European Porcelain. Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle, 1968.

_____. European Pottery: 5780 Marks on Maiolica, Faience and Stoneware. Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle, 1968.

Perrott, E. George. Pottery & Porcelain Marks: European, Oriental and USA in Chronological Order. Bath: Gemini Publications Ltd., 1997.


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Poche, Emanuel. Porcelain Marks of the World. [translated from the Czech by Joy Moss-Kohoutova]. London; New York : Hamlyn, 1975.

Robinson, Dorothy, and Bill Feeny. The Official Price Guide to American Pottery and Porcelain. Edited by Thomas E. Hudgeons. Orlando, FL: House of Collectibles, 1980.

Rontgen, Robert E. Marks on German, Bohemian and Austrian Porcelain: 1710 to the Present. Exton, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1997.

Thorn, C. Jordan. Handbook of Old Pottery and Porcelain Marks. New York: Tudor Publishing Co., 1947.

Prepared by the Collections of Ceramics and Glass,
Division of Home and Community Life,
in cooperation with Public Inquiry Services,
Smithsonian Institution

New Handbook Of British Pottery And Porcelain Marks

Rev. 12/05