General Guide to Pottery Trade Marks A simple guide to understanding the basics of the marks and dates on the underside of pottery. Why the marks are important: The object of a ceramic trade mark was to enable at least the retailer to know the name of the manufacturer of the object, so that re-orders, etc. In the case of the larger firms the mark also has publicity value and shows the buyer that the object was made by a long-established firm with a reputation to uphold; such clear name- marks as Minton, Wedgwood, Royal Crown Derby and Royal Worcester are typical examples. To the collector the mark has greater importance, for not only can he trace the manufacturer of any marked object, but he can also ascertain the approximate date of manufacture and in several cases the exact year of production, particularly in the case of 19th and 20th century wares from the leading firms which employed private dating systems. With the increasing use of ceramic marks in the 19th century, a large proportion of English pottery and porcelain can be accurately identified and often dated.
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Pottery - Ceramic Trade Marks - General Guide
At the same time, prehistoric art took a massive leap forward, as exemplified by the cave painting of western Europe, that reached its apogee on the walls and ceilings of Lascaux Cave France and Altamira Cave Spain , both of which contain some of the greatest examples of Franco-Cantabrian cave art , from the Solutrean-Magdalenian era, dating to between 17, and 15, BCE. See also the magnificent bison paintings at Font de Gaume Cave in the Perigord. Discovered in , close to the village of Montignac, in the Dordogne region of southwestern France, Lascaux is especially famous for its painting , which includes a rare example of a human figure; the largest single image ever found in a prehistoric cave the Great Black Bull ; and a quantity of mysterious abstract signs, which have yet to be deciphered. In total, Lascaux's galleries and passageways - extending about metres in length - contain some 2, images, about of which are animals, and the remainder geometric symbols of varying shapes. The sheer number of images, their size and exceptional realism, as well as their spectacular colours, is why Lascaux like Altamira is sometimes referred to as "The Sistine Chapel of Prehistory". Like the Chauvet Cave paintings , Lascaux's cave art was protected by a landslide which sealed off access to the cave around 13, BCE.
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Chalfant — in his book Early Chinese Writing. Neolithic signs in China It is certain that Shang-lineage writing underwent a period of development before the Anyang oracle bone script because of its mature nature. The few Neolithic symbols found on pottery, jade, or bone at a variety of cultural sites in China are very controversial, and there is no consensus that any of them are directly related to the Shang oracle bone script.
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