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The turn of the century saw the granting of the Royal Warrant and permission to use the epithet 'Royal. By that time most of the production had been transferred to more modern works. There follows a selection of the backstamps most commonly used on Doulton Lambeth wares, and some further brief hints on dating. The information is taken from "The Doulton Lambeth Wares" by Desmond Eyles. This comprehensive work contains a dating royal doulton pattern numbers deal of valuable material besides, including monograms and biographical details of individual artists and assistants see below.

Impressed, moulded or incised marks on stoneware and terracotta products, c. There are several minor variations of this impressed or printed mark, used on plain brown-and cream-glazed stoneware c. George Tinworth, who always regarded Henry Doulton as his patron used these names, roughly dating royal doulton pattern numbers, on many of his panels and plaques. Impressed mark on early Doulton Ware c. Impressed mark on Doulton Ware. The date was added between and and occasionally between and A circular printed variation of this mark is also found.

Impressed or printed mark on Lambeth Faience c. After the word 'England' was added. A date was sometimes inserted in the centre of the dating royal doulton pattern numbers. This mark is found also on Doulton Ware. Impressed mark on Doulton Ware c. A date is usually found impressed nearby. Occasionally found on Lambeth Faience. Impressed or printed mark on Doulton Ware c. The year of production also occurs occasionally. This mark is sometimes found on Lambeth faience along with No.

Impressed or printed mark on ashtrays and other small items of Doulton Ware. Occasionally found also on larger pots; c. Impressed or printed mark on Impasto Ware - c. Impressed or printed mark on Crown Lambeth Ware c. Impressed or printed marks on Marqueterie Ware c. Impressed or printed mark on Carrara Ware Between and Mark No. Impressed or printed mark on Silicon Stoneware c. The word 'England' was added after This mark, in conjunction with No. Dating royal doulton pattern numbers new numgers, available for use on all the decorated Doulton Lambeth and Burslem Wares, was introduced in after the Company had been given the right, the previous year, to use the description 'Royal Doulton' for its products.

Some of the marks for specific wares were continued in use with or without No. The lower portion without the lion and crown was used on smaller pots from to Impressed or printed mark on Doulton Ware Impressed or printed mark on slip-cast Doulton Ware such as figures and noncircular pots c. Printed mark on hard-paste porcelain figures c. This monogram is also found on some hard-paste porcelain c.

It is made up of a combined M and T, denoting not the designer but J. Mott, art director, and W. Thomason, chief chemist, who developed the new doupton body. Impressed or printed mark on 'Persian Ware' c. This mark is found on a range of pigment decorated pots introduced in the mid s. It has also been found on some large wall-plaques. It appears to have pattrrn discontinued by The approximate date of introduction of such patterns may be estimated from the following table.

It must be borne in mind that some royao, if they proved popular, were continued for several years after their first introduction. The trade-mark will also help to determine the approximate date of manufacture. It will be noted that after Sir Henry Doulton's death in the average number of new introductions a year dwindled considerably. Between and impressed lower-case date-letters are found on some pots.

These letters run in consecutive order from c in to z in They usually but not always appear inside a shield. On slip-cast wares the month and year of manufacture were sometimes indicated by impressed figures, e. On designs registered at the Patent Office between and a diamond shaped mark will usually be found in addition to the normal trade-mark. Two different patterns of diamonds were used but so far as the Doulton Lambeth Wares are concerned one need only consider the following: The most important nimbers here is the letter on the right-hand side of the diamond C in the above illustration which indicates the year of registration The letter at the bottom of the diamond indicates the month of registration as follows: October; C or O: From onwards Registration Pzttern were used instead of the diamond shaped mark.

Dating royal doulton pattern numbers following table shows the first number issued each year up nkmbers The numbers f from to are approximate. A slight overlap may occur between the end of one year and the beginning of another. A varied programme of exhibitions of interest to the Royal Doulton enthusiast. Take a trip around the Royal Doulton Pottery in Burslem and see artistry in action.

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