The Dictionary of Marks section pictures different marks that appear on pottery, porcelain, silver, pewter, toys, dishes, dolls, china patterns, and costume jewelry. This section includes a history of the product the mark appears on, a history of the mark itself, and a history of the company—all to give you the most information possible to identify your piece. You can search by using the Search box above or go to article title below to sort by subject.
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