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Pattern Information; Hints to help you identify your china pattern.

Pattern Identification - Need help identifying your pattern

Often the name of the manufacture and/or pattern of dinnerware is not obvious. This is particularly common when trying to match patterns of older china. Fortunately, we have  resources available to help assist us in pattern identification. We recommend you click on the pattern photo on the web to see the detail of the pattern we are representing to avoid any confusion on the pattern identification. Patterns listed that we do not know the pattern name will be listed with an abbreviation of the potter's name and a number. Sometimes this will be the actual pattern number and sometimes the "common name" used by dealers.

If you are near Glasgow, Ky bring in a piece. E Mail Robbins Nest for an appointment. Please make an appointment before coming.   We will try to identify the pattern for you.  If you are out of the area, send us a photo or other image of the piece.  If you send a piece of the china, please send a damaged unreturnable piece.
Here are some tips that will help us to research your pattern--


  • Please send by regular mail or email a color photograph or photocopy of the front and back of a dinner plate.   Please send in .jpg/.JPG, or .gif/.GIF format.
  • Black and white copies are often sufficient if you describe the colors but we prefer photos in color. 
  • If you are interested in replacing cups and/or saucers in your pattern, please send a picture or drawing of the cup style in addition to the copy of the dinner plate.
  • If you choose to send an actual piece of china, send a non-returnable damaged piece if possible.
  • Since pieces were often made in a variety of sizes, please indicate the size of the pieces you are interested in purchasing or selling.
  • Any photo sent to Robbins Nest via email, snail mail or in person becomes the property of Robbins Nest to use in any matter we find useful.  No photos are returned to sender.
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Robbins Nest is an independent licensed retailer. We sell discontinued patterns of china, crystal and flatware via the Internet and telephone orders. We are not affiliated with any of the china companies listed nor responsible for any flaws, defects or use failure in any of the products we sell.

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