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"I come across questionable pieces daily, but if you learn these ways of ways of distinguishing porcelain you should be able to pick out 9 of 10 fakes." More ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Tips from the Pottery & Porcelain category: Firing Miss Daisy: What Happened at Wedgwood? (Portland, 2005) Fanciful Figurines Detecting Fabergé Fakes Dennis Gaffney is a freelance writer in Albany, New York.(Houston, 2006) Next of Kiln: The Overbeck Sisters (Houston, 2006) What's the Word: Garniture? He has been a regular contributor to ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Online since 1998.A porcelain piece decorated with a dragon was probably made by potters in China or elsewhere in Asia.Landscape scenes did not become a widespread decorative feature on ceramics in general before the 17th century.
English tin-glazed pottery was called "galleyware" and its makers "gallypotters" until the early 18th century; it was given the name delftware after the tin-glazed pottery from the Netherlands, which it often copied, but "delftware" is not usually capitalized.
The bumpy feel on the base of this porcelain vase is called "orange peel" and is indicative of late 18th-century Chinese export porcelain.
Called under-glazed blue-and-white porcelain, it has been made for a thousand years in China and for hundreds of years in other parts of the world, including Holland, England and the Middle East.
In porcelain, the clay fuses and produces a smooth surface even where it's chipped.
"If a chip shows a grainy surface that is not fused together then it probably is not porcelain and did not come from Asia," Lark says.