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So as you can see, this is a relatively useful little system that can tell you quite a bit more about your Wedgwood piece than you imagined.When it comes to identifying a piece of Wedgwood majolica I should also say something about the way Wedgwood majolica is glazed on the underside.As with many popular antiques, there are also tons of clever reproductions out there, so you’ve got to be diligent about checking for authenticity. Prices can vary depending on the age, color, pattern, and condition of the piece.An entire set of dishes or a rare vase could cost around

So as you can see, this is a relatively useful little system that can tell you quite a bit more about your Wedgwood piece than you imagined.When it comes to identifying a piece of Wedgwood majolica I should also say something about the way Wedgwood majolica is glazed on the underside.As with many popular antiques, there are also tons of clever reproductions out there, so you’ve got to be diligent about checking for authenticity. Prices can vary depending on the age, color, pattern, and condition of the piece.An entire set of dishes or a rare vase could cost around $1,000 or even more, while a set of plates or set of saucers might only cost a few hundred.The underside of most pieces of Wedgwood will be glazed in one of three ways: mottled in a tortoiseshell manner in brown, yellow and green; mottled in a tortoiseshell manner in brown, yellow and blue; covered in a clear ivory or white glaze; or a combination of mottled and white like that shown below.The only exceptions you will find is in very small pieces which could be glazed the same color as the obverse, or monochromatic pieces like the sold green pieces.One of these treatments in combination to the marks I mentioned earlier will assist in identifying a piece of Wedgwood majolica.

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So as you can see, this is a relatively useful little system that can tell you quite a bit more about your Wedgwood piece than you imagined.

When it comes to identifying a piece of Wedgwood majolica I should also say something about the way Wedgwood majolica is glazed on the underside.

As with many popular antiques, there are also tons of clever reproductions out there, so you’ve got to be diligent about checking for authenticity. Prices can vary depending on the age, color, pattern, and condition of the piece.

An entire set of dishes or a rare vase could cost around $1,000 or even more, while a set of plates or set of saucers might only cost a few hundred.

The underside of most pieces of Wedgwood will be glazed in one of three ways: mottled in a tortoiseshell manner in brown, yellow and green; mottled in a tortoiseshell manner in brown, yellow and blue; covered in a clear ivory or white glaze; or a combination of mottled and white like that shown below.

The only exceptions you will find is in very small pieces which could be glazed the same color as the obverse, or monochromatic pieces like the sold green pieces.

One of these treatments in combination to the marks I mentioned earlier will assist in identifying a piece of Wedgwood majolica.

,000 or even more, while a set of plates or set of saucers might only cost a few hundred.The underside of most pieces of Wedgwood will be glazed in one of three ways: mottled in a tortoiseshell manner in brown, yellow and green; mottled in a tortoiseshell manner in brown, yellow and blue; covered in a clear ivory or white glaze; or a combination of mottled and white like that shown below.The only exceptions you will find is in very small pieces which could be glazed the same color as the obverse, or monochromatic pieces like the sold green pieces.One of these treatments in combination to the marks I mentioned earlier will assist in identifying a piece of Wedgwood majolica.

(A list of the Wedgwood pattern shapes can be found in the appendix of Victoria Bergensen's wonderful book Majolica: British, Continental and American Wares, 1851-1915.) Let's say the imprinted year date code is a P. There is no ENGLAND impressed on the piece so we can discount 1913 as a possible year of production.

In addition to this date code we can see a faint English registration mark on the left which is too difficult to read in this example.

If it were readable it would also give us the exact day the design was registered by Wedgwood.

Another mark that can be found on the reverse of some pieces of Wedgwood majolica is a four number serial number.

Prefaced by either a K or an M, this mark references the Wedgwood pattern books which indicate the exact shape of that particular piece.

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