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Dating royal doulton characters of the sea

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By Henry Doulton had established the name of the Doulton Lambeth art wares and set up factories making sanitary, industrial and architectural products in Rowley Regis, St. Within ten years he had enlarged the factory three times, built a china works, taken on the largest and most gifted group of artists in the Potteries, and developed for Doulton a reputation for craftsmanship and artistry still identified with Royal Doulton today.

There follows a selection of the backstamps most commonly used on Doulton Burslem wares, and some further hints on dating. The information is taken by permission from "The Doulton Burslem Wares" by Desmond Eyles, a compulsory work of reference for any collector of Doulton wares see back page.

The reference numbers for the Doulton Burslem marks have been prefixed by the letter 'B' to distinguish them from those also numbered 1 and up in the list of Lambeth marks given in The Doulton Lambeth Wares. Other devices occur incorporating the name of the pattern. Several of these were adopted after by Doulton and remained in use for about twenty years.

The following are two typical examples found on the patterns Rouen and Kew. Various other pattern names will be found. The coronet on B. This mark, adapted from a similar Lambeth mark incorporating a device of four interlocking D's was introduced c. The mark continued in use until The coronet was probably added to Dating royal doulton characters of the sea earlier mark c.

This mark continued in use until It appears to have been used instead of B. An adaptation of B. Occasionally found also between and along with B. This mark was in general use at Burslem between and On smaller wares, only the bottom half of this mark i. This is the same as It was in use for all Fine Bone China products between and and is still used today on figures, animal models and other non-tableware Bone China products.

Introduced in to replace B. Still in use today. Introduced in for the then newly launched English Transluccent China Tableware. In use until when the name was changed to Fine English China and the new trade-mark B. Introduced during the period for the newly named Fine English China and still in use today.

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