Inherited china, porcelain, crystal, from grandmother and mother (I’m senior citizen) and house sold so have many pieces that I cannot locate information on. If there is an organization that can do this quickly (have to be out in 3 1/2 weeks) I would be happy to join and pay for service.
Thanks for any help
Not original anymore; such initials point towards an hobbyist which (re)decorated the item/batch/set.
Redecorated items lose all producer/age/collector credit and former value as they are “defaced”, if not completely worthless.
Some of these items can be very well made, that however is not the point – they are not original anymore.
While sets may be “unique” they are also not expandable/replacable.
Not forgetting the fact that many hobbyist decorators used paints and glazes that are nowadays prohibited (lead, mercury, cadmium) as the hobbyist sector was not controlled as much as the industry was, especially in the USA.