Thus 14 indicates the year 1941 and 23 indicates 1950.
On some patterns, particularly on china, the date has been written in special ink.
Many pieces fortunately carry in addition to trade-mark and pattern number an impressed or printed indication of when they were made. The printed dates are usually indicated by Code Numbers beginning with and up to .
A simple way of calculating the date is to add the number in question to 1927.
It was in use for all Fine Bone China products between 19 and is still used today on figures, animal models and other non-tableware Bone China products. piece with B.7 for example, will have been made before 1927 and probably before 1922.
Various special marks will be found on figures, Character Jugs, animal models, Series Wares, Titanian, Morrisian, Flamb? These, by themselves, are not of much help for the purpose of dating but fortunately they are usually in addition to the standard trade-mark in use at the time, e.g. Pattern numbers, Registration numbers and artists' signatures can also help to indicate the period of production.
Please feel free to email or call us with your enquiries. This mark is still used on fine earthenware products such as Character Jugs.This is the same as 13.9 except for the addition of the words BONE CHINA.A few examples of special marks are given below: Detailed descriptions of figures, Character Jugs and Toby Jugs, with dates of introduction and (where applicable) of withdrawal, will be found in the publications Royal Doulton Figures and Royal Doulton Character and Toby Jugs (see back page).
The following numbers indicate the approximate periods during which the patterns so marked were first introduced.The collection is housed in the historic Immanuel Church, built in 1912; with more than 25,000 square feet over three levels.