Royal worcester dating marks

royal worcester dating marks

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 history of the Worcester date Mark?

Early standard marks show the crown slightly above or perched on the circle and from 1876 the crown sits down onto the circle. The mark can appear in any colour. In 1862 with the restructuring of the Royal Worcester company and the introduction of a new factory mark came the first of the new Worcester date coding sequences.

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.

When did the Worcester Mark change to 24 dots?

About Royal Worcester Marks 1916 to 1948 This dating system continued until 1915 when 24 dots are arranged around the standard printed mark. The dots system was getting a little clumbersome so they were replaced by a single asterisk in 1916 which was then followed by a new dot sequence. All under the circle.

What is the history of the Worcester date Mark?

Royal Worcester Date Marks. 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.

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.

How many dots does a Worcester date Mark have?

Royal Worcester date marks circa 1900, one with two dots for 1893, one with 12 dotes for 1903 and one with 14 dots for 1905 The method of using an additional dot for each year was becoming rather cumbersome, so in 1916 a small star was used below the standard mark with the addition of a dot for each preceding year.

What is first period Worcester?

The First Period of production at Worcester is a distinct collecting area with a large base of enthusiasts. In contrast to the 19th and 20th century when, as Royal Worcester, many figures and ornamental pieces were made, First Period Worcester is predominantly devoted to functional (if sometimes spectacular) tableware.

When did Worcester change its date code to 24 dots?

Note: There was no ‘F’, ‘J’, or ‘Q’ used and the ‘O’ comes after the ‘Z’ in 1889. In 1891 the mark changed, No date code was used but ‘Royal Worcester England’ appeared around the circle 1892 – 1 dot on left of crown. This dating system continued until 1915 when 24 dots are arranged around the standard printed mark.

How many dots are there around the Worcester Mark?

This dating system continued until 1915 when 24 dots are arranged around the standard printed mark. The dots system was getting a little clumbersome so they were replaced by a single asterisk in 1916 which was then followed by a new dot sequence. All under the circle. From 1916 a small star or asterisk appears below the Worcester mark …

When did the Royal Worcester start using the dot system?

After they had used up the letters, the Royal Worcester introduced a fairly simple code using dots for the years. (It reminded me slightly of the binary system). They started using this dot system in 1891.

What is the history of the Royal Worcester Mark?

The modern Royal Worcester mark (without the words Royal Worcester England and the dots) was first introduced in 1862. Initially two numbers in addition to the logo indicated the date (eg 63 for 1863 impressed or printed).

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