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I have a red star china sugar bowl (very ornate) with the red star markings and the word Prussia on the bottom. I use it for every day but my friends tell me I should not do that as it is a valuable piece. What do you think?

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 8 months ago
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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 8 months ago

Photos are almost always required to give an accurate assessment. If you cannot send photos, I can still work with your descriptions; however, I can give more accurate answers if I have photos.
Can you send photos?

If so, then -

Please send photos of the item.

Please send a photo of the marks and/or words on the bottom.

You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo of the marks.

If you cannot get a good photo, then sketch the marks and take a photo of the sketch.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Sorry. Cannot send photos.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No. Thanks anyway. Just thought you might know something about "red star" china. The piece belonged to my great grandmother and I was told she brought it over on a boat from Prussia when there still was a Prussia on the map.
Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 8 months ago

I certainly know about Red Star china from Prussia but there are many patterns made with this mark and they have several different values.

Can you send the photos?

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 8 months ago

Actually, the only genuine ***** *****ke this was used 1900-1920. There are 6 fake marks like this for porcelain made in China.

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