Pottery marks are the fingerprints of the antique pottery world, and after more than seven years of selling online, we have built up a considerable collection of photos of real pottery marks.
Click on any on of the pottery marks below to access a free illustrated guide to the backstamps and marks used by that pottery. All the examples in this section are photos of real pieces, sometimes showing the imperfections and variations often seen on antique pottery.
We'd recommend these guides for further help in identifying pottery marks. Please click on the images for further information.
Our online Antique Pottery Marks Guide is constantly being expanded, so if you have any comments on existing material, would like to see a certain pottery's identification marks featured here, or have some marks of your own you would like to contribute, we would love to hear from you at: firstname.lastname@example.org