If you can't read a potter's mark, are you stuck?
I'm trying to ID a vintage pitcher and the manufacturer's mark is pretty bad. It's downright sloppy, half missing. The pitcher is nice, though.
Is there anything left to do if you can't read a mark and the item isn't common? It's got the English registration diamond (with useful parts unreadable) and (possibly) the company's name in a ring around that. But the letters I can read don't seem to fit into any manufacturer lists soooooooooo I'm stuck.
Any suggestions? Do I just impress what there is into my memory on the off chance I eventually run across a properly-imprinted version? I'm not a collector, but I do like THINGS. And y'all seem to be pretty knowledgeable and helpful. (= So direct me if you can!