Royal Worcester Marks were first placed on pottery and porcelain in but it was before it became common place. In the late s Worcester were among the first to use the Bute shape for teabowls, tea cups and coffee cups. The presence of the crescent mark dates these items to the Dr Wall period and they are all very similar in shape, size and decoration to those made in the same period by Caughley. See our early worcester for sale section for examples of sparrow beak jugs, Bute cups and Dr Wall period pieces. The Royal Worcester standard printed factory mark includes the number 51 in the centre which refers to the year when the Worcester Porcelain Company was founded by Dr.
Dating Royal Worcester Backstamp - Royal Worcester factory marks
Antique Chamberlains Worcster porcelain trio with hand painted floral pattern on gilded band. Antique porcelain by Chamberlains Worcester to be used and appreciated. An antique Chamberlains Worcester tea cup and saucer, decorated with the Dragons in compartments pattern. A wonderful pair of Chamberlains Worcester porcelain landscape plates to be appreciated. An antique sucrier. Gilt decortaed shanked pieces by worcester were popular during the late 18th century.
After the letter W was nearly always substituted bone a letter R in a circle, i. From no date coding system was used , but on tableware the year the pattern was introduced is stated bone to the pattern name. Marks the current format of factory stamp was adopted. The date included is the year of introduction of the design, not the date of manufacture. In January new factory stamps were phased in with N in place dating the M and soon afterward bone numbers china introduced.
Identifying a mark on a piece of pottery or porcelain is often the first step in researching the value of these antique and collectible pieces. This guide provides marks found on both antique and contemporary collectible pottery and porcelain from the United States and other countries and includes dating information and a brief history relating to the companies included wherever possible. This mark used ca. The company made utilitarian art pottery and bathroom fixtures.