How can I check my marks in china?
Markings on fine china may appear as an impressed stamp added to the piece before its first firing and embedded into the clay, a hand-incised mark in the clay, or a mark painted under or over the glaze. Painted over-glaze marks usually include the artists initials or mark added during decoration of the piece.
How do I identify my jewelry Mark?
Assuming you have one or more pieces of jewelry that you would like to sell, check for any makers marks or hallmarks – names, numbers, symbols – that may be stamped on the back of each piece. This is where a good magnifying glass or jewelers loupe comes in handy. A number such as 925 or .
How do I know if my Chinese vase is worth anything?
Valuable Chinese vases can be distinguished by the quality and finesse of their decoration. The work done on them is much more precise than on an ordinary object. The subject matter is also important (the taste for certain themes can be influenced by cultural events highlighting a specific period).