How do I identify an English china pattern?

Answer Examine your piece carefully. English china is often labeled "bone" or "fine bone" china, a process perfected by Josiah Spode in 1799. English china tends to be creamy or pearly rather than the bri... Read More »

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How do I identify an old Noritake china pattern?

Price Guide BooksUse a price guide. These books usually have an exhaustive pictorial catalog of patterns. Most will provide the pattern name, pattern number and dates the pattern was made. They may... Read More »

How do I identify a Noritake china pattern?

Identification MarkingOn the back or bottom of your Noritake piece, you will find either numbers or words. Words indicate the name of the pattern. Older and discontinued pieces will only have numbe... Read More »

Is Friendly Village an old china pattern?

The Friendly Village is a China pattern that was introduced by the Johnson Brothers in 1952. Each piece of China had a different village scene. The pattern was discontinued in 2003.References:China... Read More »

How to Identify a Lug Pattern?

Understanding the bolt pattern on the wheels of your car is crucial when you want to buy new rims.You will need to know the number of lugs on your car and the distance between them to select rims t... Read More »