Dating porcelain shards

Examine the decoration on the outside of the shard.

Even though the coils were covered with more clay, the outline of the coils is usually still apparent by feeling, and in some cases, sight.Many local historical societies have pottery and pottery shard collections.They have also done much of the research needed to positively identify similar shards.They are also likely to be able to identify shards that are from far away.

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However, from the sixteenth century onwards the Spanish also carried porcelain from the Far East to their colonies in the Americas.

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