How to Use the Marks Database

The concept behind searching the marks database is a simple one. It assumes that you are looking at a mark on an item and want to know more about it.

The database does not assume that you know anything about the item – what it is made out of, where it was made, when it was made, or who might have made it. That is what the Marks Database should help you discover.

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lidded Chinese Export Silver centerpiece by Wang Hing

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