Dating english pottery marks

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Date codes or marks were nearly always used alongside the standard mark up until 1966 when a different format of back-stamp was introduced.The more modern items, from the late 60's onwards, mostly used black or gold back-stamps.The glaze colors of some lines did not change throughout the lifetime of the line.However, the glaze colors of some pieces in other lines did change in subsequent years.Between the years of 18 the last two numbers of the the years were occasionally used to indicate the year of manufacture but in 1867 a more organised method of date codes was introduced, with a letter beneath the standard mark, 1867 used the letter A, 1868 used B, 1869 C and so on.In 1891 Royal Worcester introduced the words 'Royal Worcester England' beneath the standard Worcester mark with the addition of a dot to the left of the crown in 1892, followed by a further dot to the right of the crown in 1893, and this continued until 1903 with a total of twelve dots, six either side of the crown.

From 1867 a letter system was also used to indicate the year of manufacture. This series of codes continued until the 1960s when the dots are arranged around the R (signifying registered) in a circle.The mark can appear in any colour, and on a variety of materials.The marks almost always included a code to indicate the year of manufacture.The Nelson Mc Coy Pottery assigned most of the line names, however, over the years, collectors have assigned a few of the names, and they are included here.Along with the pictures are the line names and the introductory date of the line.

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