Identify My China Pattern
How do I identify my china pattern?
Read our guide below to help you identify your china. Here are some steps you can follow:
- Look for any markings or labels on the bottom or back of the china. This could be a stamp, signature, or logo that can provide information about the manufacturer or designer.
- Take note of the style and design of the china. This can help you determine the era in which it was made and narrow down potential manufacturers
- Check online resources and databases of china patterns and manufacturers. There are many websites that specialise in identifying china, and you may be able to find your specific pattern or manufacturer through their databases.
- Consider taking your china to an antique dealer or appraiser. They may be able to provide more detailed information about the manufacturer and the value of your china.
Remember, identifying china can be a challenging task, especially if there are no visible markings or if the manufacturer is no longer in business. But with careful research and some expert guidance, you may be able to uncover the history of your china.
How do I know if my china is valuable?
Determining the value of china can depend on a variety of factors, such as the manufacturer, rarity, age, and condition of the piece of china. Here are some steps you can take to determine if your vintage or antique china is valuable:
- Research the manufacturer and pattern of your china. Some manufacturers are more highly valued than others, and certain patterns may be rarer and therefore more valuable.
- You can use Google to get an idea of the value of your china. Search for the name of the manufacturer or designer of your china. If you don't know the name, you can also try searching for the pattern or style of your china.
- Look for any flaws or damage on the china. Pieces of china in excellent condition will generally be more valuable than those with chips, cracks, or other damage.
- Consider the age of the china. Older pieces, particularly those from the 19th and early 20th centuries, are often more valuable than more recent pieces.
- Look up recent auction results for similar pieces of china to get an idea of their market value.
- Consult with an antique dealer or valuer who specializes in china. They can provide expert guidance and help you determine the value of your specific piece. Your local auction house is a good place to get your china valued if you are planning on selling it.
It's important to remember that not all china will be valuable, and the value of a piece can vary depending on many different factors. Ultimately, the value of your china will depend on how much collectors and buyers are willing to pay for it.
Watch our video for guidance on how to accurately identify your china.
How to identify your china video