Dating antique china
There are a number of ways of identifying and finding out about the origins, maker or designer, date of manufacture and rarity of your china.
A few of their clients include: Chinese Academy of Science (China), Seoul National University (Korea), Mokpo National University Museum (Korea), University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Kyushu University, Nagoya University, Waseda University, Keio University and the University of Arizona.Collect any information you have or stories you know about the pieces in question.If your grandfather brought the china from Portugal in 1920, for example, having that information will help you locate the maker and year. Marks come in several varieties: stamped marks, impressed marks, handwritten marks, and paper or sticker marks.One guideline to help you guess age can be the country of origin. Before 1890, items imported into the United States were not required to contain a mark showing the country of origin.Many items were marked, of course, but they were "prestige" items - European china for example - where the manufacturer and importer thought the source was a favorable selling point.