Identifying Antique China Patterns
To identify patterns on antique china can really be very hard job. If you already have an idea of what to be looking for, then it will be a good start to begin gathering information about the piece. However, there are this china that do not have markings at all, this makes them even more difficult to figure out. By getting to know some characteristics of the manufacturers, you might be able to identify unmarked antique china.
To start identify, you will first have to find the mark, usually it will be located on the bottom of the piece. Just flip over your china and the mark should appear to be just there. You can see it printed or just stamped on the piece of china. It will be easier to have words than just patterns printed on it.
Once you got the print, you may have to consult on a lot of reference books already available for identification of antique china wares. Once you already have identified which manufacturer it came from, you may find some more reliable resources about the company. Go to the local library for research.
You will need to compare these patterns you see on your chinaware to the patterns that appeared to be in the reference materials. Accuracy and precision of the patterns should be matched with that one on the reference materials. You cannot have it as 99% like the one you have. It will need to be 100% exactly like the one you got! There is that tendency that companies might just only copy and made a little change on the logo of a different manufacturer.
If you can still not have the marks identified, you may want to use the pattern instead to gather more information about your china. If the chine just does not have any markings about the manufacturers, try flipping on Chinese antique collection books and look for pieces that are exactly like the ones u got.
If you are lucky, you might already have the pieces having its date of manufacture printed. Having your piece identified is very important to determine how old it is and also to identify its value. This is why you really need to search for the information for your chinaware that is antique.
Chinese antiques are scattered everywhere in the world. You might have someone with the same ware from same company. They might already have their pieces recorded on books or online art gallery