Dating patterns in china
This mark is still used on fine earthenware products such as Character Jugs.
This is the same as 13.9 except for the addition of the words BONE CHINA.
There was sometimes an overlap in numbering between the end of one year and the beginning of another, so that some of the dates of introduction given below may be a year out.
Because of missing records it has not always been possible to give the numbers year by year. 12-06 for December 1906; or, occasionally, the full date, e.g. The impressed dates are not always easy to see and may be overlooked if one is not careful.
It must be kept in mind that some patterns remained in production and usually kept the same number for many years.
The trade-marks were, however, changed several times between the 1880s and now, and these can help to establish the period of production.
Each new generation of potters and ceramic artists strives to improve on its predecessors' work.
The gallery is named after Sir Henry Doulton, son of the founder of the company, who was the first potter ever to be knighted for services to ceramic art.
Several of these were adopted after 1882 by Doulton and remained in use for about twenty years. Occasionally found also between 19 along with B.7 but the later Holbein Wares were not always specifically marked.
Other devices occur incorporating the name of the pattern. This mark, adapted from a similar Lambeth mark incorporating a device of four interlocking D's was introduced c. An adaptation of B.4 used on the Holbein Wares mainly between 18.
1886 to mark the appointment of Henry Doulton as 'Potter to H. A simplified version showing only the coronet on a flat base and the word DOULTON was also used.
The coronet was probably added to the earlier mark c. The Prince of Wales' (later King Edward VI 1), ENGLAND was added underneath after 1891. It appears to have been used instead of B.3 especially on bone china products and on the more expensive earthen wares.
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Thus 14 indicates the year 1941 and 23 indicates 1950.