Dating royal worcester porcelain

dating royal worcester porcelain

How do I Date my Royal Worcester porcelain?

This helps you to date your Royal Worcester porcelain. Here are the letters and markings you should look out for: 1892 – 1 dot on left of crown. The system for dating continued from 1915, however the main design of the backstamp was mostly unchanged.

When did Worcester marks start on porcelain?

Dates, Year Cyphers & Royal Worcester Marks on pottery, porcelain and Worcester figures. Earlier Worcester Marks are rarely seen, and typically the crescent mark dates pieces to the Dr Wall period before 1783.

Who are Worcester Royal Porcelain Co Ltd?

The Worcester Royal Porcelain Co Ltd was formed in 1862. Over the years factory marking of pieces has evolved and although marks vary from impressed and hand written to printed emblems, the majority of bone china produced was marked in the way described below.

What colour was the Royal Worcester mark used on all coddlers?

A standard Royal Worcester mark in black was used on all coddlers. In addition to the factory mark you will find two pairs of small numbers in grey or white.

When did Worcester marks start on porcelain?

Dates, Year Cyphers & Royal Worcester Marks on pottery, porcelain and Worcester figures. Earlier Worcester Marks are rarely seen, and typically the crescent mark dates pieces to the Dr Wall period before 1783.

How do you date a Worcester piece?

Crescent mark dating Royal Worcester pieces back to before – Photo by 1783 Classic Replacements. However, the Worcester marks celebrate the inaugural year by having a 51 in the centre of a circle as part of the mark. Early Worcester marks are very rare, with typically a crescent mark, which dates the piece from the Wall era before 1783.

What is the best way to collect Royal Worcester porcelain?

Focus your collecting on a specific period of Royal Worcester porcelain or on specific artists. Royal Worcester refers to pieces from about 1862 onwards. Beware of imitations.

When did the Royal Worcester start using the 51 mark?

But it wasn’t until 1862, when the company was restructured, that the Royal Worcester marks were first introduced, and they did not become usual until 1867. These early marks incorporated a circle with the 51 in the centre and a crown – either just above the circle or attached to the edge.

What is the history of Worcester marks?

Royal Worcester Marks were first placed on pottery and porcelain in 1862 but it was 1867 before it became common place. Earlier Worcester Marks are rarely seen, and typically the crescent mark dates pieces to the Dr Wall period before 1783.

What is a Worcester mark on porcelain?

January 1990 a new system introduced a printed grey lithographer identification number plus a suffix to signify the year. Dates, Year Cyphers & Royal Worcester Marks on pottery, porcelain and Worcester figures. Royal Worcester Marks were first placed on pottery and porcelain in 1862 but it was 1867 before it became common place.

What is the history of the Royal Worcester crest?

The basic marking system for Royal Worcester originated in 1862, the crowned crest of four linked Ws. In 1891 the words Royal Worcester England were added around the crest. Puce coloured crests were used from 1900 until 1940 when the black ink mark took over.

What sizes do Worcester coddlers come in?

Most Royal Worcester coddlers are made in two sizes, standard and King size, however between 1973 and 1988 a larger ‘Maxime’ size was also produced in some designs. The marks on the underside of coddlers are very difficult to date, they do not vary very much because of the small size of the coddler base.

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