My Vintage Porcelain Collection

Updated on January 12, 2019
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I love the look and feel of vintage and antique items. My collections contain quite a few beautiful items that I enjoy sharing.

Royal Dresdener Pedestal Dish
Royal Dresdener Pedestal Dish | Source

Collecting Porcelain: A Glimpse at My Vintage Collection

Whether you decide to start a porcelain collection or want to identify your existing vintage and antique pieces or shop auctions for additions to your collection, you will find valuable information here on identifying antique and vintage pieces.

I started selling collectibles online a while back. The host website guidelines required that I fully describe anything I sell. In doing my research for the items I was selling, I found fascinating information on identifying porcelain by its mark.

The more you discover about vintage porcelain, the more interesting it is. Even if you do not want to get into collecting, looking at the pretty pieces is enjoyable and relaxing.

My collection is mostly inherited. The family pieces of that I have have memories attached to them.

Porcelain vs. Pottery

When porcelain is held to the light it is translucent. Pottery is opaque.

It is stronger than pottery.

Bone China is porcelain. It has some animal bone ash in the mix of the clay used.

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A Porcelain Collection Could Be Anything You Want It to Be

  • You could collect everything by one manufacturer -- all Royal Worcester or Spode.
  • You could collect all around one color -- a lot of collections are formed around blue and white designs
  • You could collect figurines from different manufacturers of one item --- cats, roses, violets.
  • Maybe you would like to just collect from one particular country: Germany or Japan
  • Another idea is to collect all of one thing: snuff boxes, hatpin holders, pitchers, etc.

Porcelain or Pottery Marks

All quality porcelain has a mark (sometimes called a pottery mark or hallmark). Identifying the manufacturer associated with this mark is key in determining the age and value of your piece. You may even get some history about its origins.

Schumann/Bavaria - Royal Dresdner Compote Dish

Royal Dresdner Pedestal Dish- Looking Down On It
Royal Dresdner Pedestal Dish- Looking Down On It | Source

This is one of a pair of compote dishes that I own. There is a base which screws on and off of this plate. This is the Royal Dresdner pattern with a scalloped edge pierced rim.

It was made by Porzellanfabrik Carl Schumann A.G. a factory which existed using this name from 1923 - 1994). The mark on the bottom was used from 1923 to 1948.

Pottery Mark Dresdener Schumann Bavaria
Pottery Mark Dresdener Schumann Bavaria | Source

Photo of the Bottom of a Vintage Schumann/Bavaria Compote Dish

This Royal Dresdner blue pottery mark is a little hard to read as it is inside the pedestal of the compote dish shown above and thus, not on a flat surface. It says "Royal Dresdener" "Carl Schuman" "Bavaria" with and image of a crown.

What you are also looking at is the butterfly nut that unscrews the pedestal from the flat top plate.

Leuchtenburg Bowl - Made in Germany

Leuchtenburg Bowl
Leuchtenburg Bowl | Source

This bowl has been in our family for quite some time. It was my grandmother's.

There is limited information on Leuchtenburg. It appears they were at one time either absorbed by, or a division of Lehmann & Sohn (Lehmann & Son). There is information on the internet, but it is in German. My German is sparse.

Leuchtenberg Mark
Leuchtenberg Mark | Source

Leuchtenberg, Germany

There is not much information on the green Leuchtenburg mark. It says "Leuchtenberg" "Germany". We can often date the piece by which version of the mark is being used.

The Three Examples of Nippon That Follow Are Not Especially Pricey

Japanese products were marked "Nippon" from 1891 to 1921.

"Nippon" refers only to the Japanese way of saying "Japan". It merely indicated that it was made in Japan. There are many different manufacturers who marked their china "Nippon". The quality and value varies from manufacturer to manufacturer.

To determine more about Japanese porcelain in the Nippon period you need to check the manufacturer marks. There are many Japanese porcelain manufacturers and thus many porcelain marks.

Vintage Nippon Mustard Jar

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This was a wedding gift given to my mother in 1942.It comes with a little porcelain spoon.Pieces were marked "Nippon" from 1891 to 1921. This is the "Pagoda" mark.This is the opposite side of the mustard bowl. It has a paler pink rose.
This was a wedding gift given to my mother in 1942.
This was a wedding gift given to my mother in 1942. | Source
It comes with a little porcelain spoon.
It comes with a little porcelain spoon. | Source
Pieces were marked "Nippon" from 1891 to 1921. This is the "Pagoda" mark.
Pieces were marked "Nippon" from 1891 to 1921. This is the "Pagoda" mark. | Source
This is the opposite side of the mustard bowl. It has a paler pink rose.
This is the opposite side of the mustard bowl. It has a paler pink rose. | Source

Another Example Of Nippon Era Porcelain - This reminds me of an arts & crafts period type of design.

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The dish is 10 inches long and 8-3/4 inchesClose up of pattern. Looks like the Arts & Crafts styleThis is the Rising Sun mark for Nippon it was used after 1911
The dish is 10 inches long and 8-3/4 inches
The dish is 10 inches long and 8-3/4 inches | Source
Close up of pattern. Looks like the Arts & Crafts style
Close up of pattern. Looks like the Arts & Crafts style | Source
This is the Rising Sun mark for Nippon it was used after 1911
This is the Rising Sun mark for Nippon it was used after 1911 | Source

Another Example of Nippon

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Nice little violet decorated tiered cheese dishRising sun mark, used after 1911.
Nice little violet decorated tiered cheese dish
Nice little violet decorated tiered cheese dish | Source
Rising sun mark, used after 1911.
Rising sun mark, used after 1911. | Source

Nippon-Era Porcelain Available at Auction Sites

Remember to verify the pottery mark. There are a lot of forgeries on the market. Many forgeries are made in China and are very good copies. Some of the sellers are actually unsuspecting, and are not aware they are selling a forgery; some are not. Before you plunk down a lot of money for any piece, do some research.

Looking at similar items on the auction sites is another way to verify you are in the right price range when you bid. Do not base that estimate on the asking price. Some of those are over priced and will either never sell or take a long time -- until an uninformed person comes along.

Filter the pages by the auctions that are closing soonest, and look at the pieces people are bidding on and what they are bidding toward the end of the sale.

Andrea by Charles Sadek Candle Holder - Formerly Charles Sadek Import Company

Charles Sadek candle holder
Charles Sadek candle holder | Source

The Charles Sadek Company is still operating. The image of the Sadek "Y" mark in the upper left hand corner. The number is the design number.

Things That Influence the Value of Your Porcelain

  1. If it is a quality piece. Sometimes a particular manufacturer is known for making high quality items. Some other manufacturers make items of a lesser quality
  2. Even some pieces that are worn are valuable if the wear is not unusual for its age. Of course, an older piece in excellent or mint condition is worth more than one that is worn.
  3. The level of detail in a particular piece. A simple vase may be worth less than an intricate figurine made by the same manufacturer. Look at the different Royal Bayreuth items.
  4. Scarcity or uniqueness. If for example it was a commissioned piece and there was only one made, the value goes way up. If the pattern is discontinued the may be less of those pieces available.
  5. Having all the pieces of a set, for example both candle holders and matching bowl, or the whole vanity set.
  6. A history. It was commissioned by someone famous or for a famous event, such as a coronation or anniversary.

The Most Important Thing About Value Is...

How much do you enjoy the piece or what does it mean to you? Does it give you pleasure to look at? Did it belong to a beloved relative? Did you receive from someone special for a special occasion?

Value is not always monetary.

Sontag & Maisel Floral Patterned Cup and Saucer

Sontag & Maisel Cup and Saucer
Sontag & Maisel Cup and Saucer | Source
Sontag and Maisel
Sontag and Maisel | Source

The mark was used by Sontag & Maisel between 1882 - 1902.

The large "T" stands for Tettau, a municipality in Bavaria, West Germany known for it's many porcelain manufacturers.

Do not place your fine porcelain in the metal plate holders with springs that hang on the wall.

The metal edges scratch the fine porcelain.

The spring action can also snap, cracking the plate.

Aynsley Pembroke Egg - A Relatively New Piece

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Side viewTop down viewaA newer Aynsley piece; the pottery mark gives detailed information
Side view
Side view | Source
Top down view
Top down view | Source
aA newer Aynsley piece; the pottery mark gives detailed information
aA newer Aynsley piece; the pottery mark gives detailed information | Source

Although Discontinued, the Pembroke Pattern Is Quite Available

There are quite a few pieces of Aynsley Pembroke on the market today

Furstenberg Bird Coasters - Made in Germany

Furstenberg Bird Coasters
Furstenberg Bird Coasters | Source

Made by Furstenberg, Germany. Furstenberg has been in business since 1747. These coasters are from the late 1970s - early 1980s.

The coasters are numbered on back 02649; 1 through 6. Each coaster has a 3-7/8 inch diameter.

Game Bird Large Bowl, Porcelain Moschendorf Factory, Bavaria

Wild Game Bird Bowl
Wild Game Bird Bowl | Source

The Porcelain Moschendorf Factory, Bavaria, Germany was in operation from c. 1904 - 1938. It is marked [green backstamp, PM with wreath and royal crown] This mark was used between 1895 and 1910.


Interesting story about this bowl.

My Mom had six small dessert dishes that matched this bowl. They were given to her by her great Aunt. Whenever my Mom served dessert in these dishes, she would always says "it's a shame Tante broke the big dish. Tante used to make Rote Grutze in the big bowl and dish it out in the little dishes."

My Mom and her great Aunt live in New York. One day I was wandering through a flea market in Connecticut and there was the large bowl. My Mom was so surprised when she opened her Mother's Day Gift and found this bowl.

(Tante means Aunt in German.)

Do not wash your vintage porcelain in the dishwasher. These dessert dishes used to match the above bowl.

P M dessert plates -wild game
P M dessert plates -wild game | Source

Older pigments, paints and gilding were not made dishwasher safe.

Compare these dishes that were washed in the dishwasher to the bowl above. See how the iridescent border has faded.

Questions & Answers

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      • LiteraryMind profile imageAUTHOR

        Ellen Gregory 

        13 months ago from Connecticut, USA

        If it's Nippon it should say "Nippon" on it. I don't believe there is the capability of uploading pictures to an article. This is not a forum.

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        Tracy M Thompson 

        13 months ago

        I have what I believe to be a Nippon hand painted mustard jar. It has a green makers mark with an M inside a wreath. Any and all thoughts are welcome... On a side bar, I am new to the group and would like to know if and how one can up-load pics.

      • PadmashriSriram profile image


        5 years ago

        Wow! An awesome collection. I too have some nice porcelain collection. An interesting lens.

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        5 years ago

        This is a really nice collection of porcelain. Nice lens. :)

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        5 years ago

        Wow, it is amazing.

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        5 years ago

        Such a beautiful collection. Wonderful lens.

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        Birthday Wishes 

        6 years ago from Here

        What a beautiful collection of porcelain... Thanks a lot for sharing this beautiful lens!!!

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        6 years ago

        Again, very useful information and beautiful pictures. Pictures are always clear sharp and showing details important to the piece. Not just a seller, but a knowledgeable collector.

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        bluelily lm 

        6 years ago

        Sheer smoothness of porcelain and the artful floral decoration is very enticing.

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        6 years ago

        I really, really like porcelain pieces -- but only to admire them, never to own them! I wouldn't like to be so careful around them, no way!

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        6 years ago

        Beautiful items. I enjoy reading your lens, you share a lot of knowledge that is helpful to the rest of us

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        6 years ago

        Wow, so many beautiful items with pretty details, I just love looking at your pictures, though I am nervous around is so fragile, and I'm afraid of breaking it. What an amazing collection.

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        6 years ago

        it's a beautiful..

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        6 years ago

        Absolutely beautiful.

      • Meyani profile image


        6 years ago

        woooowwww....beautiful collection. I will buy some set. thank for sharing.

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        Melanie Wilcox 

        6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

        such beauty! I've always wanted a really nice set of porcelain serving dishes. My aunt had one, and I've always just loved it. Thank you :)

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        6 years ago

        Some great ideas for adding to my Mum's collection as a Mothers Day Gift.

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        6 years ago

        Some great ideas for adding to my Mum's collection as a Mothers Day Gift.

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        Hal Gall 

        6 years ago from Bloomington, IN

        My wife would love the hummingbird coasters. Nice collection of porcelain.

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        6 years ago

        I would be so scared to even be around that stuff. Kind of a bull in a china shop ya know?

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        Michelle Mafra 

        6 years ago from Corona CA

        SO pretty. Beautiful collection

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        6 years ago

        This is a fantastic lens. You shared some excellent information here. I need to go "vintage" in future.... definitely :-)

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        6 years ago

        Beautiful lens, thankyou for sharing your collection.

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        Sandy Mertens 

        6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

        I love vintage and porcelain. Beautiful collection.

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        6 years ago

        Wow, what a collection. Beautifully done lens and display of the pieces. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2013 and congrats on LOTD. Hugs

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        6 years ago

        Beautiful porcelain pieces! This lens is stunning from start to finish.

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        6 years ago

        I have a number of pieces of German porcelain that came to me through family or as gifts... and I've also picked up some lovely pieces at antique sales. Your photos are beautiful, and your explanations are well thought out. Thanks

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        6 years ago

        Beuatiful collection, thank you for sharing.

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        6 years ago from USA

        It's hard to find quality and detail in today's porcelain at your local store so I am very glad that you have showcased a few places where we could find it.

        Congratulations on LOTD!

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        Deborah Swain 

        6 years ago from Rome, Italy

        wow! those Pembroke Porcelain Eggs are exquisite...congratulations on LOTD - well deserved!

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        6 years ago

        Thank you for sharing your beautiful collection on Squidoo.

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        6 years ago

        Thanks! You did a great job!

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        6 years ago

        Very insteresting! I didn't know that there are so many things to know about porcelain.

        Congratulations for LotD

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        6 years ago

        Superb collection and great information on porcelain. Congratulations on getting LotD and the Purple Star!

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        6 years ago

        What a fabulous collection. I was oh-ing and ah-ing all the way through. What beauty to behold!!!

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        6 years ago from Indiana

        Congrats on purple star and lens of the day. I collect porcelain figurines primarily from Germany. Your collection is stunning. Terrific lens.

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        6 years ago

        Congrats - Great lens! The wife and I enjoy finding Pixieware...yes, a bit kitschy but fun all the same.

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        Joanie Ruppel 

        6 years ago from Keller, Texas

        Very nice lens - it was calming to read just thinking about pretty things! I have a cup and saucer collection of which some are porcelain.

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        four SusieQ 

        6 years ago

        I enjoyed reading your lens. I have some pieces from my Grandmother, and now I have more information about them. Your writing has inspired me to get them out and research their origins. I love the great pictures you included.

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        6 years ago

        Sooo beautiful!

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        Julia Morais 

        6 years ago

        My dad had some nice pieces of porcelain...most of them were given away by my mom who didn't care much for them. Wish we'd saved them and started a collection instead.

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        6 years ago

        Wow. Such good information for me to get started on organizing all my inheritances. Thanks so much. Maker's marks always confuse me. While reading this great lens, I linked to and joined Miller's and Kovel's

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        6 years ago

        These are just magnificent and as usual a great lens so congratulations on the LOTD you deserve it.

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        6 years ago

        Wow, some beautiful porcelain collection. Great job on LOTD!

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        6 years ago

        Congratulations on LOTD - some beautiful pieces - I love the Pembroke!

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        6 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

        Lovely lens...well done on LOTD and purple star!

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        6 years ago

        Congratulations on your LOTD. Thanks for the info and sharing photos, very nice.

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        6 years ago

        i have to say....they do look like china plates and such o:

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        6 years ago

        You have and have listed some Beautiful porcelain. Great, informative lens. Thank you.

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        6 years ago

        What a delight is was to browse through your porcelain collection with you and learning from someone who loves what they're doing is always special. I especially liked what you had to say about "value" and I sure hope folks catch that tip to not use those metal holders or put vintage porcelain in the dishwasher, it makes sense that they could cause damage especially to the older and more fragile pieces. Very well presented with love in your heart, congratulations on LotD!

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        6 years ago

        Oh those are really beautiful and super vintage looking Porcelain collectibles.

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        Laura Hofman 

        6 years ago from Naperville, IL

        Very interesting and well done lens! Makes me want to revisit with my porcelain pieces and pick up some more.

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        makorip lm 

        6 years ago

        On my business trips to Japan I was always amazed at the variety and beauty of all the porcelain I saw. Good lens!

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        6 years ago

        Wow! I never knew there were so may types of porcelain. I thought Chinese was the best, but that Japanese porcelain looks really pretty!

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        6 years ago

        Porcelain is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing some good tips on identifying quality porcelain.

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        6 years ago

        Well done and very informative. Thank you for an inviting lens.

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        chi kung 

        6 years ago

        I love your lense, very well structured and yes full of useful info! Some of those pieces you presented are gorgeous!

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        Keith Winter 

        6 years ago from Spain

        This is really great lens with loads of good info. I used to have a few pieces of Royal Doulton which I picked up at various flea markets in the UK, but unfortunately when I moved to Spain the removal truck had an accident and was left by the roadside overnight. A lot of my things were stolen from the truck, among which were my porcelain pieces.

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        Peter Messerschmidt 

        6 years ago from Port Townsend, WA, USA

        Very informative and well done lens! I've been "into" Danish porcelain and art pottery since my late 20's; my mom was also a collector, mostly of bird figurines although she also had some other beautiful items. For a while I was also co-owner of a store where we sold various European porcelains like Royal Copenhagen, Meissen, Lladro, Rosenthal, B&G and others... it was a nice walk done memory lane to read this.

        Oh, and congrats on getting LOTD!

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        6 years ago

        Lots of great information! I learned a lot. Congrats on the LOTD!

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        Stephen J Parkin 

        6 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

        This lens was excellent and informative. There are still factories that make porcelain in Britain and Japan. Royal Doulton has a fine collection of figurines for example. The fine white china clay needed is still available but supply has been greatly diminished. Noritake were also still manufacturing in Japan. Britain, China and Japan were blessed with the best quality clays and therefore this is where most of the finer pieces were made. Dreseden in Germany and Royal Delft in Holland also made some fabulous pieces.

        You got a well deserved like and blessing from me :)

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        poldepc lm 

        6 years ago

        nice lens...I love porcelain too; very much in "boxes", because don't have the space to put it in my home; congrats on LOTD

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        Susan Deppner 

        6 years ago from Arkansas USA

        What an excellent resource! I don't (didn't) know much about the ins and outs of collecting porcelain, but I know that I absolutely love to look at it. Your collection is beautiful! Congratulations on this well-deserved Lens of the Day!

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        Judith Nazarewicz 

        6 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

        Thanks so much for sharing your vintage porcelain collection. These pieces are beautiful! BTW, Congratulations on LOTD!

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        Fox Music 

        6 years ago

        Thank you for sharing this remarkable lens "My Vintage Porcelain Collection" and Congrads on Lens of the Day !!

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        6 years ago

        Nice lens, my parents have a real nice collection.

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        6 years ago

        What a great collection and you've toke much time to collect all of beautiful porcelain pieces.

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        6 years ago

        I must say that the complete collection is beautiful.

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        6 years ago

        Congratulations on LOTD! A lady after my own'd love my house...soooo many plates!

        Nice lens!

        ~d-artist Squid Angel Blessing~

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        6 years ago

        Congratulations for your great lens! Best wishes to you...

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        6 years ago

        Congratulations on your LOTD! Well desrved. It's great to see a fellow Ruby Lane dealer on Squidoo. Good luck on Squidoo and Ruby Lane. Blessed.

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        6 years ago

        Beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for this interesting and educational lens - as well as for treating us to some truly lovely examples. Congratulations on you LOTD honors! I loved this page! Blessed!

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        6 years ago from USA

        Awesome lens, and an awesome collection! This kind of porcelain deserves the appreciation you are giving it here! And congratulations on LOTD, too!

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        Nancy Tate Hellams 

        6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

        Congratulations on a well deserved LOTD. I sure enjoyed my visit and now will spend the day looking through our Porcelain. We have some very old pieces that I need to find out more about. Thanks for all this great info and for sharing your Vintage Porcelain Collection.

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        6 years ago

        What a really cool page about your Vintage Porcelain Collection.

        Nice job on this lens. :)

        Liked and Blessed.

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        6 years ago

        Beautiful pieces and very informative lens. Nice job!

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        Elaine Chen 

        6 years ago

        I like the unique "Aynsley Pembroke Porcelain Egg"; thanks for sharing and congratulation on LotD :-)

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        Robin S 

        6 years ago from USA

        Congratulations, this terrific lens was selected as Lens of the Day today. You can read all about it at SqidooHQ.

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        6 years ago

        My mother has some beautiful porcelain pieces but I live in a small modern flat so can't have any at the moment. Congratulations on LOTD!

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        Jen withFlash 

        6 years ago

        Beautiful pieces!! Congrats on LOTD!

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        MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

        6 years ago from Jersey Shore

        I found this so interesting. I have a set of Dresden packed away that I inherited and never knew too much about--seems it is worth looking into! Thanks and blessed :>) Congratulations on LotD!

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        6 years ago

        How beautiful! Thanks for sharing - blessed by a SquidAngel, and congrats on LotD! :)

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        6 years ago

        nice photos !

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        Tim Bader 

        6 years ago from Surrey, UK

        Great photos and info. Congratulations on Lend of the Day!

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        6 years ago

        I would love to own a porcelain collection. I especially love the porcelain beautiful!


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        6 years ago

        Congrats on LOTD!

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        rattie lm 

        6 years ago

        Lovely collection. Loved the Nippon

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        6 years ago

        Congratulations foe the LOTD!

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        6 years ago

        I'm still kept my grandfather antique. He has a few porcelain.

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        Mary Norton 

        6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Congrats on the LOTD. Just love this collection especially the Bavarian ones.

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        6 years ago

        Such beautiful porcelain collection. The Nippon Porcelain are outstanding.

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        6 years ago

        Such beautiful porcelain collection. The Nippon Porcelain are outstanding.

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        6 years ago

        I have a few different collections going :) Cameos... Native American Jewelry... Porcelain and Crystal.. and more :)

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        6 years ago

        Very nice collection...

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        6 years ago

        Wow! That's quite a collection!

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        6 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

        Gorgeous China. I am a huge porcelain fan. It is all I buy. Bone is the best but porcelain is next and can withstand a lot. We use it in our restaurant as well. Great stuff! I love the vintage pieces and have started collecting a few years ago.

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        Susan R. Davis 

        6 years ago from Vancouver

        We started collecting Wade English porcelain several years ago, beginning with the small Red Rose and Whimsie tea animals. But Wade makes so, so much more, and they've got wonderful pieces that still look great from the 30s and 40s. They did some wonderful work in the early 1950s with great detail and painting. For a number of years they operated a factory in Ireland as well and they made some charming Irish character pieces with very distinctive coloring. They also did great work with marks. You can pinpoint manufacturing point, which subsidiary did the design, and down to a specific year or two with many marks. Thanks for covering the issue of porcelain marks. It's an important part of dating original pieces.

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        6 years ago

        Very nice pieces. Reminds me to old times very much

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        6 years ago

        You shared a lot of valuable information. Iantiques & Kovels are big favorites of mine. Too many of my porcelain pieces remain 'priceless'. With more help from people like you I can stay positive while looking up information. Thank You

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        6 years ago

        Porcelain become valuable with time due to its fragility. Dolly Madison notwithstanding, when a piece is dropped, the limited edition shrinks and the price of everyone else's goes up.


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