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From that, I'm able to come up with whether an item is what it's supposed to be and how much it's worth." Here's how you can learn to do the same.
Shape It Up Lark says that one of the easiest ways to begin evaluating blue-and-white porcelain is to evaluate an object's shape, which pins a piece to a particular place.
"I come across questionable pieces daily, but if you learn these ways of ways of distinguishing porcelain you should be able to pick out 9 of 10 fakes." More ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Tips from the Pottery & Porcelain category: Firing Miss Daisy: What Happened at Wedgwood? (Portland, 2005) Fanciful Figurines Detecting Fabergé Fakes Dennis Gaffney is a freelance writer in Albany, New York.
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Most other kinds of ceramics are opaque—even glassy-looking varieties such as fritware, which has a sand-based ceramic body, and Delft, made with tin to give it the appearance of porcelain.
The dragon, for example, is associated in China with the union of heaven and earth, as well as the power of the imperial government.
"So if you find a landscape scene in under-glazed blue, that identifies the object as dating from no earlier than the 17th century," Lark says.
Get a Feel Examining the type of porcelain the piece is made from will reveal even more about its origins.
"In the late 19th century in Holland, it was very popular to have large, under-glazed blue scenic decorated dishes," Lark explains, noting that these dishes could run 25 inches wide.
"This size dish was popular in this period, and when you see one there's a good chance it's from Holland, or maybe Japan, at the same time." The shape of a piece can also peg it to a particular time in history.