Dating english china
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.This mark was in general use at Burslem between 19.On smaller wares, only the bottom half of this mark (i.e. Although B.8 was generally used between 19 B.7 is occasionally found on wares made during these years.Many pieces fortunately carry in addition to trade-mark and pattern number an impressed or printed indication of when they were made. The printed dates are usually indicated by Code Numbers beginning with and up to .A simple way of calculating the date is to add the number in question to 1927.They give a fairly close idea of the dates of the designs.It will be noted that in the book numbered 26, the pattern numbers begin again with RA-1.
The trade-marks were, however, changed several times between the 1880s and now, and these can help to establish the period of production.
By this time, of course, the lion and crown badge was in use so there need be no confusion.
The RA-numbering was continued for several years after Allen had retired.
Thus 14 indicates the year 1941 and 23 indicates 1950.
On some patterns, particularly on china, the date has been written in special ink.However, the exact date of introduction is not known.