Dating and valuing antique china
Royal Worcester Marks were first placed on pottery and porcelain in 1862 but it was 1867 before it became common place.
But pieces bearing the crescent mark are rare and usually the provence of specialist collectors.
Take your Jewel Tea dishware or photos of the pieces to a local antique dealer.
They are often more than willing to share their knowledge of dating, identification and pricing of antiques, and may point you in the right direction for additional sources of information.
It being easier and cheaper to put an extra dot on existing copper plates than make new ones.
This continued until the dots became un-manageable and then Worcester marks changed to different shapes, all printed beneath the circle.
If you have a piece that is difficult to identify, antique dealers are more likely to recognize a manufacturer’s mark, which helps in the identification and dating process.
Check with online auction sites like e Bay or Oldand to see how much collectors and buyers are paying for dishware similar to your collection.
He began a door-to-door sales campaign selling fresh teas, spices and coffee, which later blossomed into a full-fledged company by 1914, with a national reputation.Evaluate some of the online retail antique dealers, such as Ruby Lane, Replacements, Ltd.and Don’s Jewel Tea Shoppe to value your Jewel Tea dishware.is another helpful online source for identifying, dating and valuing your collectible dishware pieces.
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Scratches, chips, cracks, faded colors and worn-off silver, gold or platinum borders can lower the value of your dishware.