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POTTER'S MARK

 
 

Most porcelain and earthenware bear marks or devices for the purpose of identification. It is often desirable to identify the provenance and the date of manufacture of specimens of pottery as closely as possible. Not only does such information add to the interest of the specimen in question and increase understanding of the pottery art as a whole but it also often throws fresh light on historical questions or the social habits and technical skills of the time it was made.