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A buyer's guide to Royal Worcester fruit

If you are into antique collecting and display, then it is most likely that you have heard of the famous Royal Worcester painted porcelain with various types of fruit in the background. Since these are considered antiques as many were made in the late 1800s, they are a bit hard to find. This article will guide you in finding these rarities on today's market.

What's genuine and what's not

Fraudulent sellers When navigating the Royal Worcester market, and for that matter, any antique market, it is important to be on the lookout for fraudulent sellers. This problem has greatly increased as it has become increasingly easier to sell items on the internet.
Emulations There are many artists who emulate the Royal Worcester style, and who will list their work as being Royal Worcester. If you are buying one of these knowingly, the price should be much less than a genuine Royal Worcester painted porcelain as it is merely an emulation of a known antique. If you are attempting to buy a real one, make sure that it contains the genuine Royal Worcester seal.

The seal

Whether you are buying online or at a local antique market, you should make sure to always check that it still has a genuine seal on it. If the dealer says that it used to have it, but that it has gone missing, then your interest should "go missing" as well! These are almost certainly fake, or they have not been well taken care of as any decent dealer would make sure that his antiques are presentable.
Where should the seal be The seal should be on the bottom of the Royal Worcester fruit-painted porcelain and it should say "Royal Worcester" on it. If that seal does not exist, or it does not contain the exact text listed above, chances are that it is an amulation or that it is home-made. Either way, it would not qualify as an antique on any market. These Royal Worcester marks are crucial to maintaining the value and integrity of your collection. Not doing so would be like squandering away your hard-earned money as well as allowing a scammer to profit! Source - Reviews.ebay.co.uk

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