Place Names in Marks in European Ceramics
Wars, elections, and laws can change the country name used on dishes. If you have tableware or any item marked with a country name, these are the earliest years or the span of years the name was used on ceramics. Sometimes the mark was written with symbols or letters used by the country that made the tableware, but by 1900 English words were required for dishes imported into the United States. Sometimes the English mark was on a paper label.
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