China Makers Stamp help

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  1. stjrp

    stjrp New Member

    Hi - apologies for what may be an obvious question from a newcomer - does anyone know what the "S" stamp on this dog figurine is?

    Many thanks


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  2. springfld.arsenal

    springfld.arsenal Store:

    Apologies for guessing, but maybe S for Shanghai. How big the dog?
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  3. stjrp

    stjrp New Member

    Thanks. It's about 8cm tall and long.
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  4. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Hi stjrp and WELCOME!! When you upload your images, the FIRST image gives you the option to load ALL full size! Click on that TOP image and they will all load full size in your post!!! Happy antiquing!!! Can't help on the "S".....
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  5. jackolin

    jackolin Well-Known Member

    Reminds me of Staffordshire pottery, but do not know about the S mark being for them - most Staffordshire I have ever seen had no marks.
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  6. springfld.arsenal

    springfld.arsenal Store:

    I don't have a dog in this fight.
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  7. GaleriaGila

    GaleriaGila Hola, y'all!

    Maybe the S is for Springfield!

    I agree with the Staffordshire similarity, but don't know of and couldn't find that mark.
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  8. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Continental, I suspect.
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  9. dgbjwc

    dgbjwc Well-Known Member

    The S mark will not help. Similar marks turn up on other pieces by various makers. I think the current theory was that they were used to help track who made which piece. Decorators were paid by the piece so it was important to know who made or decorated each piece.
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  10. GaleriaGila

    GaleriaGila Hola, y'all!

    Thanks, Don. Just an in-house thing.
  11. dgbjwc

    dgbjwc Well-Known Member

    You got it! I've got several items, one of them a McCoy wall pocket, with a single impressed letter just like that.
  12. springfld.arsenal

    springfld.arsenal Store:

    Maybe S for Smedley, the dog's name.
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  13. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Smedley ? :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:

    Yer killin me here !!!! LOL !!!!!
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