antiques made in China is not that difficult once some basic knowledge
is acquired. The identification cannot be made via the mark, as with some other porcelain.
acquiring the necessary knowledge for porcelain identification yourself. Obtain books, CDs, etc.,
and use every opportunity to inspect relevant pieces of porcelain
closely. This will give you the foundation to verify or authenticate
antique porcelain to some degree on your own.
CDs with sample item pictures, shards for identifying the decoration, and visiting porcelain collections in museums will all help to deepen your knowledge and experience.
If you are in a location where you do not have ready access to museums with a ceramics department, you can view fakes and some genuine items online. Check out the website mentioned near the bottom of this page. This collector's private collection is the real stuff!
time, as you become more and more experienced you will begin to
recognize some of the features genuine, antique porcelain invariably
has. You will be able also detect the telltale signs of fakes and
18th century porcelain plate
Learn more about identifying Chinese porcelain.