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Marks and Signatures on Pottery, Porcelain and China


Identifying a mark on a piece of pottery or porcelain is often the first step in researching the value of these antique and collectible pieces. This guide provides marks found on both antique and contemporary collectible pottery and porcelain from the United States and other countries, and includes dating information and a brief history relating to the companies included wherever possible.

Links to examples of each manufacturer's wares, value guides and additional information about the companies featured in this marks guide are included below the mark information where available.

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Alamo PotteryAmphora MarkAmphora Elite L France MarkBawo & Dotter (Elite Works)Mark of Decorating House Bawo & DotterBawo & Dotter (Elite Works)
Elite Works Bawo & Dotter Red Decorating & Green White Ware MarksBawo & Dotter (Elite Works)Blakeman & Henderson MarkB & H Limoges Blue Ridge Buffalo Pottery MarkBuffalo Pottery
Catalina Pottery Sticker Used by Gladding McBean & Co.Catalina Pottery An example of the first Capodimonte fleur de lis mark used by the Royal Factory in Naples, Italy.Capodimonte Second Capodimonte fleur de lis markCapodimonteCapodimonte
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