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How do I know if my china is valuable?

Tips for Determining Type
If you can see a lot of light coming through the piece, you most likely have china with bone ash in it. Examine the color. Noritake also notes that the color of bone china tends to be more ivory than white. If your piece is pure white, it is more likely to be hard or soft porcelain.

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Also to know is, how do I know if my china is worth anything?

Look on the bottom of saucers, dishes and cups for hallmarks or monograms. Just because ceramic china dinnerware looks old, it doesn't mean that it's valuable. Spider cracks in glaze coats can happen during the firing process and not just come from age, which makes spidering a questionable identification technique.

Subsequently, question is, are old dishes worth anything? Dishes usually have a "back stamp" on the back which identifies the name of the manufacturer. This same marking may reveal the name of the city or the country where the plate was made, and some even reveal a pattern name or the date when it was produced. Do an Internet search to determine an appoximate value.

In this regard, is fine china worth anything?

Antique fine bone china can be worth a lot of money, especially when it's a rare piece from a renowned manufacturer. To make sure it's fine bone china, hold it up to the light. If it has a translucent, almost see-through quality, then it is.

What glassware is worth money?

Bowl milk glass via Wikimedia Commons. Despite its name, white wasn't the only color produced: opaque black, pink, and green were some of the more expensive variants of milk glass. Generally, pieces dating from the mid-19th through the early-20th century are considered the most valuable.

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