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Guide To Pottery & Porcelain Marks

Italy - Pg. 1



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Pottery was made in Italy from the earliest times and many of the various pieces can be best classified under the broad term "Majolica Specimens of this ware can be categorized under particular manufactories if information or knowledge of the various characteristics (color, design, paste, etc.) is known. If not, with few exceptions it is inadvisable to deter mine the origin of any piece by the mark alone.

Majolica can be described as earthenware coated with an enamel that is sometimes lustered. Generally in early services only the largest pieces were marked.

Bologna
Fine imitations of old majolica.
1 Bologna—From 1849. Angel Minghetti.

Caffaggiolo
Noted for beautiful majolica 15th through 17th century. The words "Clovis", "Semper (SPR) and the initials SPQF and SPQR are frequently found on this ware.
2-31 Gaff aggiolo-15th, 16th and 17th century marks on Majolica.



Guide To Pottery And Porcelain Marks:
Belgium

China

Denmark

Italy

Germany

Great Britain (Ireland, Scotland)

Holland

Italy

Japan

Luxembourg

Norway

Persia, Turkey, Syria, Poland

Portugal

Russia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United States