Identifying Delftware

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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..Today, Delfts Blauw Delft Blue is thend name hand painted on the bottom of ceramic pieces identifying them as authentic and collectible. Although most Delft Blue borrows from the tin-glaze tradition, it is nearly all decorated in underglaze blue on a white clay body and very little uses tin glaze, a more expensive product .We have no problem with this - they are collecting what appeals to them. We, however, prefer to collect 'modern ' Delftware - 1870 onwards -from factories in Holland known to make good pieces. Half the enjoyment is in the search, the rest the research. Once you have found an interesting piece, you try to identify the date, . - Delft pottery was first produced in the 17th century when citizens of the Dutch town of the same name began to hand-paint cl.ic pottery. Over the years, the distinctive blue-and-white Delftware grew in popularity, increasing the amount of antique vases, plates and figurines that may be found across the .

They have both been created in recent years - the book, "Discovering Dutch Delftware" by Dr. Stephen Van Hook, and "eBay." The book "Discovering Dutch Delftware" is one of the best sources to help identify a large percentage of Dutch delftware in .Identify Delft pottery by lo.ng at the markings. For instance, Royal Delft vases made after 1876 have a De Porcelain Fles factory mark and a maker's mark. The maker's mark is a JT, underneath which reads the word Delft accompanied by the date code, artist's initials and style number..Identify marks and signatures on Delft Pottery and search through millions of auction records to appraise Delft Porcelain and Earthenware. See examples of cl.ic Blue White and Polychrome Delft pottery..How to Identify Delft Pottery By Elizabeth Punke ; Updated Delft pottery was first produced in the 17th century when citizens of the Dutch town of the same name began to hand-paint cl.ic pottery..

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