Dating and valuing antique china
Whether you inherited the dinnerware in question from a family member or purchased it from an antique store or a yard sale, it's time to put on your detective hat to figure out if your dinnerware is truly antique or only looks that way.Guide to Noritake China & Dating Noritake Marks – Antique Marks The Morimura Brothers formed the Noritake company in Tokyo and opened an export office in New York.The only marking is the number 9166 in handwritten pinkish colour on the bottom of saucers and cups. Could it be old and valuable or destined for the tip! I have an unmarked set of china that I found wrapped among my deceased sister's things. Watching the experts at antique roadshows or on auction house valuation days, you probably wonder just how they get so much information about a teacup, vase or a piece of silver simply by turning the item upside down.The fact is the markings that are stamped, painted or impressed on the underside of most antique items can help you tell a great deal about a piece other than just who made it.It may be false alarm, but it looks very genuine to my (non-expert) eye. It is very beautiful delicate and belonged to my husbands mother who was born in 1903. I have a 12 place set that has pastel blue and pink flowers on the outer edge, with a silver trim around the edge. The manufacturer symbol has a sailboat with a rock on either side.
The use of Nippon can sometimes cause confusion as some pieces bear marks that state simply ‘Oriental China, Nippon’ around a rising sun.
It comes with 2 different styles of tea cup - perhaps one is coffee. Ive had them for years as i collect and have alot of ornaments but they are very old and detailed. Above the sailboat is lines that look like sun rays.
Design has what look like little clover leaves scattered throughout.
:- My parents had a bone china set which I believe they used in the 1940s.
It is well worn and some of the items have been repaired by rivets. We have no idea of its age etc, but would love to know more about it if possible, as the family home is being sold and the contents are being disposed of.
The cups are turquoise on the outside, with a white ivory look on the inside with a turquoise and green floral twig. The creamer is opposite of the cups, in that it is white ivory on the outside and turquoise on the inside.