Therefore, with Sevres signatures especially, the thing to worry about is not identification so much as forgeries and fakes (more on this in a minute).
The reason that we have way less queries on French pottery marks here on this site is that in France, in the formative years of the ceramics industry it was State controlled, with Sevres being the center of operations and Limoges being the source of the raw materials.
The country name appears under the mark after 1891, if the pottery or porcelain is sold in the United States.
Pottery & Porcelain Marks – Crown: Marks showing crowns have been used since the early 18th century and are still in use today.
It s important to understand, however, that the factories operating in the Limoges region produced elaborately molded white wares as their primary output.
These undecorated pieces, also known as "blanks," were taken to decorating studios away from the factory like that of Pickard or exported without decoration.
Authentic French Limoges is a porcelain item manufactured in Limoges, France made with the clay Kaolin. Many porcelain pieces are labeled as 'Limoges' or 'French Limoges' are not authentic Limoges from France.
When determining if the trinket limoges box that you have is of value, you can authenticate that it was manufactured in Limoges and determine the time frame in which it was made by checking the mark on the bottom or back of the piece. Markings ACIENNE ROYALfactory production ARAGON & Vulturyfactory production 1. They are guided probably by both - their personal preferences and trying to generate some material values, nay, even multiplying value by creating a set of individual pieces.Please remember that all of our items are Antique and Vintage and may or may not have the usual minimal utensil marks or slight wear from normal use.An American manufacturer, Haviland Limoges, produced widely coveted dinnerware in a Limoges factory from 1842 on.Collectors are most interested in the French Limoges made before about 1930.These European porcelain marks were characterized by a hand painted symbol or initials.