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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Having run estate sales for 20 years, Rachel Fitch knew immediately that this one was going to be different. A retired geologist who had worked in at sites around the world wanted to sell off most of his possession, which includes antiques and collectibles from the jungles of Brazil to the hinterlands of China and ...

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It’s All in the Marks: Hans Stoltenberg Lerche

This vase is an example of the Art Nouveau style, designed by Hans Stoltenberg Lerche (1867-1920), circa 1900. Because he signed his work “H. St. Lerche,” his name has often been mistakenly identified as “Saint Lerche.” This piece, according to the foundry mark on it, was cast by, Louchet Paris. The Louchet Foundry was well known ...

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