Dating rorstrand markings
The best majolica usually has an undersurface of pink, blue, green, and occasionally white.Some exhibit a finely mottled blue/black or blue/brown, as in Palissy or Minton pieces.These types of local marks all tend to be written on by hand rather than marked with a printed backstamp. The most fascinating one so far is about a mark which a helpful visitor identifies as belonging to the 'Società Luca Della Robbia'. see F G or G F Pottery This mark is one of our longest outstanding mysteries. The Rococo influence of Italian Capodimonte can be seen in Spain where the original Royal Italian porcelain factory was moved to when the ruler of Naples became the King of Spain. One day he went up into the attic and stumbled upon something peculiar. Two exquisite porcelain lace sisters with an "N" under five point crown and stamped letter S Two exquisite porcelain lace sisters with an "N" under five point crown and stamped letter S:- Hello, I have one of two "sister" figurines given to me … and signature "gualdo" something "shire" and Made in Italy :- This item belonged to my grandmother July …Decorative ceramics seem to be dominated by the Lladro company who seem to have swallowed up a lot of smaller makers. Back Stamp Query - 'Italy' Capo-di-Monte Trinket Box crown pottery mark with letters GNC inside a diamond Back Stamp Query - 'Italy' Capo-di-Monte Trinket Box crown pottery mark with letters GNC inside a diamond:- I have been trying to identify this little … and signature "gualdo" something "shire" and Made in Italy Pottery Mark Query on vase with initials S. Ceramic/Porcelain Bowl with Duck Figure - Pottery mark of triangle with letters N P 3 on outside Hand Painted Italy Ceramic/Porcelain Bowl with Duck Figure - Pottery mark of triangle with letters N P 3 on outside Hand Painted Italy:- I need help identifying this piece. Pottery Mark Query - FBS in Circle, Italy, 15-201 Pottery Mark Query - FBS OR BFS in Circle, Italy, 15-201:- Hi there, hope you can help me out.
Or many enjoy using pieces of majolica to express hospitality.
A potential buyer should first carefully note the condition of the majolica.
Chips, cracks that go through the piece, and crazing may be hard to accept.
There would be very few items of genuine Capodimonte around today that wasn't housed in important collections or museums.
Italy has many thousands of local makers of souvenir ware that has the appearance of a kind of art majolica. About 15 or so years ago my brother was living in a house in Seattle Washington.
Factory marks are essential in the area of porcelain production especially, where they are sometimes also called "backstamps", and where their absence would make authentication much more difficult.