In January 1989 new factory stamps were phased in with N in place of the M and soon afterward black numbers were introduced. In the circle there four W's and the number 51. Between the years of 1862 and 1875 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. This method continued until the mid 60's and from 1966 the date code was rarely used. Royal Worcester Tableware Marks At some point during the 1960s it became standard practice for the Royal Worcester factory to name all their tableware and dinner services. The firm went through many different periods and name changes. 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.
Click on any of the top titles to sort. These numbers were replaced with grey ones in August to reduce their visual impact. I found this pattern while I was searching for the name of my own pattern, and I remembered reading the question here. Royal Worcester logo matches the 1910 one above, the cup has a green band across the top and thin gold band down each handle. Some early products of the factory are listed under Worcester.
A printed grey lithographer identification number eg 39 was used, plus a suffix to signify the year of manufacture. Stewart Reply from Peter admin below - just scroll down Reply by Peter admin To: Antique Bone China Answers To Royal Worcester Backstamp Question Hi Stewart Thanks for gettting in touch. We have a Royal Worcester antique bone china set of cups and saucers that we are unable to date or find the name of the pattern. From 1956 the letter R was often used in place of the W. The Worcester Royal Porcelain Co Ltd was formed in 1862.
. Earlier Worcester Marks are rarely seen, and typically the crescent mark dates pieces to the Dr Wall period before 1783. Between 1942 and 1948 no date code was used in the mark. From 1966 no date coding system was used, but on tableware the year the pattern was introduced is stated next to the pattern name. In 1904 further dots one for each additional year were added beneath the words 'Royal Worcester England', until 1915 with a total of 24 dots, six dots either side of the crown and twelve beneath the words 'Royal Worcester England'.
Early standard marks show the crown slightly above or perched on the circle and from 1876 the crown sits down onto the circle. 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. A mark designed by Robert Chamberlain, a decorator at the factory, which sometimes included the name Worcester, appeared on Worcester pieces as early as 1790. Even Replacements Ltd could not identify it. These continued until 1963 but their use was rather inconsistent and a great many pieces produced at this time are un-dated. 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.
This service is unique online and is designed to protect my site visitors from wasting their time and money online. It is white with a gold rim around the base and lid with the palace of westminster symbol on the lid. There may be a G under the stamp with 1 dot to the left and 2 to the right. Just wondered if you could help. Under royal worcester 2 dots left, 3 rings 3 dots right. From 1966 the date coding system was rarely used and from the mid 1960s, a different format of factory stamp was also adopted for bone china tableware. 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.
You can sort by any title. Records of Worcester tableware marks were only published for the more expensive hand painted patterns which appeared randomly throughout the numbering sequence. 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. In 1990 all factory stamps reverted to the R in a circle under the mark. In January 1989 new factory stamps were used with an N in a diamond under the mark. In 1949 the letter V was used and in 1950 W was used, in 1951 the method of adding an additional dot for each year either side of the W was reintroduced. The more modern items, from the late 60's onwards, mostly used black or gold back-stamps.
See our section for examples of sparrow beak jugs, Bute cups and Dr Wall period pieces. The mark can appear in any colour, and on a variety of materials. This continued until 1963 when 13 dots are arranged around the W. I have not seen any marks like that on other item so is this a fake. Between the years of 1942 and 1948 no date codes were used.
After 1956 the letter W was nearly always substituted with a letter R in a circle, i. In 1890 the capital letter changed to a small letter and started again but the sequence was only to last for one year. I cannot find anything with a muskateer stamp on the back - Any knowledge you can send my way? About Royal Worcester Marks The Royal Worcester standard printed factory mark includes the number 51 in the centre which refers to the year 1751 when the Worcester Porcelain Company was founded by Dr. Just a 51 in the middle with Royal Worcester around the stamp. No dots near the outside of the crown. Not sure which it is! If you want to properly identify your collection, you could always check out the following link: It takes you to a page I have written especially to help my visitors research their wares.
Every following year until 1903 a dot is added near the crown To the left side - even years To the right - odd years. My service is unique online and is designed to protect my site visitors from wasting their time and money online. I have already published details of how to date your Royal Worcester pottery marks here:- If you have any problems, please let me know. Best regards, Peter admin p. This continued until the dots became un-manageable and then Worcester marks changed to different shapes, all printed beneath the circle.