- Sevres Marks
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Initially the copies were made for private collectors and for museums but this soon changed. Coalport did not use a mark until and many of their early wares were decorated outside the factory.
A second attempt, by William Duesbury in , was more succesful. Denis factory was founded around the time Sevres monopolised polychrome decoration. In Ile St. Denis wares were marked with the double L monogram then in and , they added the year to the mark. The Lichte mark shown was used while the brothers Wilhelm and Heinrich Liebmann controlled the factory.
In the factory was taken over by Christoph and Phillip Heubach, who introduced other marks. The Limoges factory was founded under the protection of the Count of Artois. In it became the property of the French crown, and the double L mark was introduced as factory mark. The actual Limoges factory there were and are a lot of other porcelain factories in Limoges , was closed in Anywhere you see a Sevres mark on eBay, any online selling retail outlet, a garage sale, a charity store, simply begin with the assumption it is not genuine Sevres.
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Simply, if you like it, buy it, but don't allow yourself to pay collectible prices for it - just what you pay for any non-Sevres item of that type. Also, I have found that although I am not an expert, there is always something not quite right about either the mark, or the wares, or both. Sniff hard enough and you will find a nasty aroma, is my motto.
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Trouble is, a lot of real Sevres marks are so bad they actually look worse than the fakes. The above row of marks above are a series of real authenticated Sevres marks which look worse than the fakes. The moral of this story? You have to look at the finer points of the item itself because the mark tells you jack If you see something Sevres for sale, assume it's dodgy. If you really want the item, get an expert to look at it send photos to my online expert team for example.
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