"I come across questionable pieces daily, but if you learn these ways of ways of distinguishing porcelain you should be able to pick out 9 of 10 fakes." More ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Tips from the Pottery & Porcelain category: Firing Miss Daisy: What Happened at Wedgwood? (Portland, 2005) Fanciful Figurines Detecting Fabergé Fakes Dennis Gaffney is a freelance writer in Albany, New York.(Houston, 2006) Next of Kiln: The Overbeck Sisters (Houston, 2006) What's the Word: Garniture? He has been a regular contributor to ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Online since 1998.It can be fun, even productive, to break out of our everyday routine and assume other roles. Driving 84, some people play the part of Rusty Wallace.Faced with a situation that calls for a cool head we can turn ourselves into James Bond or Grace Kelly.
Called under-glazed blue-and-white porcelain, it has been made for a thousand years in China and for hundreds of years in other parts of the world, including Holland, England and the Middle East."This involves honing your visual memory." He adds that the best way to develop this skill is to memorize the particular features on museum pieces and to study small pieces that you can buy at affordable prices.Learning to discern these features should help you spot fakes and pieces that are mistakenly sold as something they are not, Lark says.Most other kinds of ceramics are opaque—even glassy-looking varieties such as fritware, which has a sand-based ceramic body, and Delft, made with tin to give it the appearance of porcelain.