Identifying Vintage Dinnerware: A Pocket guide

January 12, 2018 - Comment

Whether you are a new collector or a seasoned pro, researching and identifying a vintage piece can be a daunting task. It is not the lack of information that is usually the problem, but rather too much of it. With myriad resources available at our fingertips through the magic of the World Wide Web, the

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Whether you are a new collector or a seasoned pro, researching and identifying a vintage piece can be a daunting task. It is not the lack of information that is usually the problem, but rather too much of it. With myriad resources available at our fingertips through the magic of the World Wide Web, the research process can quickly get away from us, producing an overwhelming amount of data that can stop us dead in our tracks. Though decidedly not as much fun as the acquisition phase, research is an important and integral part of fully identifying any vintage piece.

Harnessing the power of the Internet and streamlining the research process will not only markedly reduce the time devoted to identifying any given piece, but with practice, it will make you a research star, enabling you to find information on the obscurest of pieces easily. By adopting a clear cut, thoughtful approach to identifying and dating your piece, the research process will be smooth, painless and on target. This pocket guide aims to help you train yourself to a new, more targeted type of research whereby through the formulation and implementation of a concise, structured research plan, discovering the provenance of your piece will be smooth sailing.

Tips, tricks and an appendix of our favorite digital resources are included.

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