TRADEMARKS OF KYIV-MEZHIGIRSK FAIENCE FACTORY IN MODERN ART CRITICIZM EXAMINATION
The purpose – to examine the stamps of the Kiev-Mezhigirsk Faience Factory for the chronology for the use of refined data in contemporary art criticism. The research methodology is based on historical-chronological, historical-cultural, cognitive approaches and method of art criticism analysis, which allow us to outline the specifics of the production of products of the Kiev-Mezhigirsk Faience Factory and comprehend the meaning of applying labeling. The scientific novelty consists in the introduction of verified information on authentic stamps and fakes in scientific treatment, including museum, in expert art practice, and the identification of falsification in the antiques market. Conclusions. Trademarks of Kiev-Mezhigirsk Faience Factory with the attribution of products should be divided into three stages of its historical activity: 1801 (the beginning of production for sale) – 1822 (the time of submission to the Kyiv magistrate), 1822 – 1858 – the personal property of the monarch in St. Petersburg and the management of his Cabinet [ministers], 1858–1874 – the period of tenants and sub-tenants: О. О. Shishkov (1856 – 1866); N. O. and V. O. Barskikh (1858 – 1865); M. V. Govorov (1870/1871 – 1874/1876 – the last year, when the furnace was working and it was possible to produce forms of finished products).