Royal doulton identifying marks dating

by  |  07-Jul-2017 12:53

Bone china is a very pure white (whiter than standard European porcelain) and can be cast so thin as to be translucent, yet is still surprisingly chip resistant compared with lesser crockery like ironstone and earthenware.

A totally new Doulton mark of a lion’s head has been used on current-day Doulton tableware.

Its date of introduction is uncertain, but it is likely the mark reflects the 1993 transition from Doulton as a Pearson Group company to the independently listed Royal Doulton plc.

The reason for the introduction and use of this new mark is not known although it may have been nothing more complex than the need for a smaller mark to fit smaller wares.

From 1928 the earlier ‘standard’ mark with lion, crown and ‘D’ motif was ‘reintroduced’.

May appear without crown on figures with a small base.

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