Dating antiques pottery
Even with these pictures to identify, it can still be challenging to determine for sure if the stoneware is indeed Red Wing as other stoneware makers used designs similar to these.
If you are unsure that your stoneware is Red Wing, you can contact the stoneware experts at the Red Wing Collectors Society by using the “Ask the Experts” link and they will help verify the maker and provide an estimated value.
Most later Chinese ceramics, even of the finest quality, were made on an industrial scale, thus few names of individual potters were recorded.
Many of the most important kiln workshops were owned by or reserved for the Emperor, and large quantities of ceramics were exported as diplomatic gifts or for trade from an early date, initially to East Asia and the Islamic world, and then from around the 16th century to Europe.
This is also strange, however, the line is known to be characterized by a dark brown glaze, with an underlying orange color exposed in diagonal streaks.
Shipwrecks which remain undisturbed on the seabed for centuries provide vital information about the past.
The challenge of archeology is to understand the past by studying material traces.
At this time there were 12 notable potteries already in operation in the region. It is curious to note that the mark promoted the line rather than the maker. In April 1903, a fire destroyed the pottery, and in addition, the entire stock of pottery ready to be shipped was lost.
Mc Coy pottery was established in Roseville, Ohio during September 1899. Although there was a significant amount of this type ware produced, none has been found with a markers mark. The hand-scribed mark found on this line is shown above.