As I’d promised previously, the Identifying Marks pages are now up and running. These took a tremendous amount of time to put together - primarily because the two methods of viewing marks are very different.
You can view the current marks for California Pottery by Images or by Text. The problem (and a huge foreseeable one for the future) is that I had to HAND ENTER every item you see on those two pages, along with hyperlink lookups for companies and larger pictures. This is because the information is not identical on the two pages, unlike the galleries which use the same data.
Marks by Images are grouped alphabetically, with links to larger pictures and to the gallery of the company that made them.
Marks by Text are alphabetical by the text that appears in the mark - so you may see several entries for a particular company depending on what marks they had.
In all cases, I know that this is a tiny fraction of the marks out there - please be patient as it takes a huge amount of time just to add in one company fully into the site. Not to bore you, but it requires researching the company, writing original copy, creating the gallery, manually adding all data into fields (i.e. date began, locations, etc.) taking, creating and adding thumbnail photos and larger photos for each pottery pic, and manually adding all company marks to the two pages for image/text.
I really like working on this site, but I can only spare 5-6 hours per week on it right now. I would especially like to address the Ebay and online sellers out there who write in with identification questions. I’m a whole lot more likely to respond if YOU can contribute back to the site in the form of unique information or pictures. This is meant to be a community, not a free appraisal website. Thanks.
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