Dating royal doulton pottery
However, the exact date of introduction is not known.Many dated examples between 19 exist, and occasional examples dated between 19 have also been noted although B.8 was more generally used in those years (with the words MADE IN ENGLAND at the bottom of the mark in place of the single word ENGLAND).This mark which differs from B.7 by the omission of the crown was in use between 19. The bottom part only of this mark is found on smaller wares up to the present day and by itself is not a useful indication of date.
The simple rule is that adding 1927 to the number give the year of production.
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 mark was varied from time to time and the table below includes the major marks that appear on tableware manufactured at the Doulton (Burslem) factory (Series Ware and the Lambeth Stonewares often have special marks).
The Doulton tableware marks are below the glaze (as is the decoration in most cases).
From 1901 to 1922 the standard mark appears with the words ‘Royal Doulton’ and ‘England’.