Sunday, August 27, 2006

RPM Backstamp on Antique Porcelain and China

I have another update to the RPM porcelain mark, this is in our new Antiques and Collectibles Information Center. Hopefully this update will take care of any questions that should crop up about this backstamp.

It does indicate that one needs to closely evaluate the antique china piece in order to determine when it could have been created.

An old piece of china will show signs of wear whether it is utensil marks on the surface from years of eating from it or rough places on the rim from a plate hanger from being on display. The underside will also show signs of wear. Whereas a new piece will not have these age spots. You might have to get a magnifying glass out to really study the piece.

1 comment:

John Hogan said...

Like your website!

I especially like your endeavor to always update information. In addition, I enjoy reading some of your articles.

As antique dealers of any standing and reputation, we are always trying to maintain perfection to the best of our ability. Such perfection demonstrates itself in how we present our products. Namely photographs that illustrate reasonable clarity of the object we are trying to sell. In addition, the accuracy of product description and research of manufacturer is of strategic importance.

Lastly comes the sales pitch. Captivating the heart of the buyer with an honest approach of how and why he or she can fit this article into his or her daily living whether it is a piece of glass, jewelry, porcelain, silver or otherwise will be evident throughout ones overall presentation of the product.

I personally believe an honest approach about the product will be detected quite readily by a potential buyer and this is what eventually gives that seller the power of sale.