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. John Wall. Early standard marks show the crown slightly above or perched on the circle and from the crown sits down onto the circle.
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These personalised mugs All under the circle. This continued until the dots became un-manageable and then Worcester marks changed to different shapes, all printed beneath the circle. From c the vast majority of factory stamps were printed in black with the following codes below the mark.
In the various asterisk, square, diamond and circle shapes changed to letters and then quickly back to letters and dot sequences.
These continued until but their use was rather inconsistent and a great many pieces produced at this time are un-dated.
After no Worcester dating system is used but patterns are all named and bear the date that they were first introduced. After the letter W was nearly always substituted with a letter R in a circle, i.
From no date coding system was use but on tableware the year the pattern was introduced is stated next to the pattern name. In 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 of the M and soon afterward black numbers were introduced. At some point during the s it became standard practice for the Royal Worcester factory to name all their tableware and dinner services. The Evesham and Royal Garden patterns being just two examples.
Royal Worcester's beautiful fine bone china mug collections have a design to suit all. About us. Established in , Royal Worcester has a rich and diverse design heritage. Quintessentially English, the brand is known worldwide for its prestigious collections and high quality ranges of tableware, homeware and gifts that are perfect for. The Worcester Royal Porcelain Co Ltd was formed in 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. Dates, Year Cyphers & Royal Worcester Marks on pottery, porcelain and Worcester figures. Royal Worcester Marks were first placed on pottery and porcelain in but it was before it became common place. Earlier Worcester Marks are rarely seen, and typically the crescent mark dates pieces to the Dr Wall period before But pieces.
Prior to this date named sets were uncommon, although there were some the majority of early named patterns were given the name in more recent times. Rather than use names the Worcester factory relied on pattern numbers which were hand written in script, rather than stamped.
Around the circle it says Royal Worcester Bone China and underneath the circle it says Made in England with a W on the top and two dots on each side. it is a black and white fruit pattern with small flowers, gold trimmed and was purchased in the Bahamas in Robin === Reply from Peter (admin) below - just scroll down. Royal Worcester was established in and is believed to be the oldest or second oldest remaining English porcelain brand still in existence today (this is disputed by Royal Crown Derby, which claims as its year of establishment).Part of the Portmeirion Group since , Royal Worcester remains in the luxury tableware and giftware market, although production in Worcester itself has ended. Dec 13, The Worcester Porcelain Factory was founded in by Dr John Wall, Royal Worcester marks incorporating a crown above a circle were first introduced in and combined the number 51 within the circle signifying the year Dr Wall founded the original company. This printed mark was used in may colo.
Records of Worcester tableware marks were only published for the more expensive hand painted patterns which appeared randomly throughout the numbering sequence. These records detail tableware type, the decoration, and the painter, but the simpler apprentice sets and transfer printed sets appear to have no clear record of what each set looks like.
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Your guide to antique pottery marks, porcelain marks and china marks. Earlier Worcester Marks are rarely seen, and typically the crescent mark dates pieces to the Dr Wall period before But pieces bearing the crescent mark are rare and usually the provence of specialist collectors.