Code for dating bone china
This printed mark was used in may colours, often puce, green or blue in earlier pieces, mostly black marks were used from around 1950 to the mid 60's.Date codes or marks were nearly always used alongside the standard mark up until 1966 when a different format of back-stamp was introduced.As a general rule, if the factory mark shows a vertical "ENGLAND", the piece was manufactured after 1890 and before 1923 and is not likely to appear in this website. Patterns such as 1128, 2451 and "Mikado" were produced throughout the period, and will therefore appear with more modern date ciphers. Ian Harding also includes images where factory marks include both the vertical "England" and the "Made in England" lettering.The "Made in England" is in a slightly different colour and seems to be a later addition.For furniture orders placed online, please call us at 800.606.6252.For orders placed through a store, please contact the store where the sale originated.For the purpose of elimination, below is a selection of factory marks for the period prior to 1927, dated in accordance with date ciphers set out in the subsequent tables.The first image shows a back stamp used from 1877-1890. The diamond registration mark dates the piece to 1881. All pieces are marked A416, a design first entered into the pattern book in the 1930's. The sugar basin has a date cipher for 1914 and includes the vertical "ENGLAND" mark.
This website deals only with ware from the Osmaston Road Works.The item must be returned within 30 days of delivery or pickup.The item will be inspected upon return, and a refund amount will be determined based on its condition.These items are made to your specifications and cannot be returned or exchanged.The Worcester Porcelain Factory was founded in 1751 by Dr John Wall, Royal Worcester marks incorporating a crown above a circle were first introduced in 1862 and combined the number 51 within the circle signifying the year Dr Wall founded the original company.