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Porcelain, sometimes, known as 'china' has become a regular feature in British households. The Hour's resident antiques expert, Anita Manning present a guide for valuing and collecting the best in porcelain.
"What I love about porcelain is the sheer variety, availability and the quality of the craftsmanship," explains Anita.
The antiques expert recommends that you "always look at the backstamp to make sure it's from a reputable porcelain maker. This will be an indicator of the value of the piece. For example, Royal Worcestershire is a well known and respected brand."
"Other classic porcelain producers include the factory of Wedgewood and classic artist-designers like John Billingsley and Clarice Cliff whose wonderful illustrations and colour pallets now sell for thousands of pounds at auction."
Anita sums up by explaining, "When looking for good porcelain always remember to check the backstamp for the good factories and also keep an eye out for the classic designer's signatures."