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There has been a recent increase in the number of pots submitted to for identification.

If you have a ceramic work that you cannot identify perhaps the combined knowledge of NZSP members could help.

Each submission in the pot identification forum can be accompanied by an image to illustrate the work. Submissions may be replied to and each reply may also include one image.

Valuing Ceramics

There are two options for obtaining a valuation on ceramics.

  1. Contact the potter who made the work.
  2. Obtain a valuation from a recognised valuer.

Howard Williams was officially listed in the NZ Insurance directory for several years doing exactly this job for insurance claims on broken pottery. He still does this work, providing an official estimate letter for the insurance company for around $60 to $100. Enquiries to him should be sent with several photos from appropriate angles, plus of its mark (or a clear drawing of same)a pot’s full measurements, name of the maker and date if known. Original bought price and from where the pot was acquired can also be a help.

Howard's email is


Can you identify these ceramic works?

The list below shows titles and the brief description entered with the submission. To view the full submission statement and associated replies and image, click the arrow button in the title line.

Identification topics are listed below (groups of 6) in reverse date order - latest first. Total topics = 40

Bowl circa 1964  

Thought to have been purchased in Wellington, possibly at Kirkaldies

06-Aug-17 - Ann - Gisborne - Pot_ID - 147 Replies 0
Well made casserole dish . Hand incised rjh  

I need help identifying this potter please .

04-Aug-17 - Brenda - New Zealand - Pot_ID - 145 Replies 0
Who made this lovely piece?  

Tan/red/black, approx 190mm high by 200mm across, picked up at an antique shop in Ashburton

04-Aug-17 - Chelsea Nichole Johnson - Pot_ID - 146 Replies 0
Who made this pot?  

12-Jun-17 - Mike - Pot_ID - 144 Replies 0
This pot was sent to the Netherlands but was bought in Wellington. Do you know who made it?  

18-May-17 - Dororhee - Gore - Pot_ID - 143 Replies 0
Indentification of the artist needed  

13-May-17 - Rob Harvey - Pot_ID - 142 Replies 0

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