Pottery identification marks

Pottery identification marks are an important identity marking system to allow companies to stamp their names or marks on their various wares.  Pottery identification marks can play an important part on not only identifying a particular piece of pottery but distinquishing an original piece from a reproduction piece of pottery.  Because of the value of some pottery brand names, reproductions have become quite prevelent in the market place.
Pottery identification marks can be displayed in many different forms.  You will find everything from a scrolled writing mark to just a very tiny subtle mark of some kind.  We will often times see numbers of many styles stamped on the bottom of various pieces.  Also remember, many different countries have produced pottery over the years, so you will also notice pottery identification marks that you may not recognize.  

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