Dating spode pottery
These could be printed or impressed under the circle but like all impressed marks these could be difficult to see when they fill with glaze.
Records of Worcester tableware marks were only published for the more expensive hand painted patterns which appeared randomly throughout the numbering sequence.The Registered Number, usually written as Rd on the piece of pottery, gives the date when that design was registered to prevent copying, but it could have been made at any time later than that date. Every painter, lithographer and gilder had their own mark. As in "am poorly bad and conna come t'werk" BAD IN BED AND WOSS UP Dialect. Application, by transfer print or slide litho, of a decorative badge or the company brand logo (the backstamp) to a pot.The presence of the crescent mark dates these items to the Dr Wall period and they are all very similar in shape, size and decoration to those made in the same period by Caughley.See our early worcester for sale section for examples of sparrow beak jugs, Bute cups and Dr Wall period pieces.