Dating royal doulton stoneware
It also set the firm as a key player in the field of artistic pottery.
By 1871, Henry Doulton had launched an art wares studio at the Lambeth pottery, and offered work to designers and artists from the local art school.
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Between 18, Henry and James Doulton acquired a major interest in the Pinder Bourne factory in Nile Street, Burlsem and changed the name to Doulton & Company, Burlsem. The following tables contain a selection of the most commonly used BURSLEM and LAMBETH ware marks.One of the jobs of the Club is to help you identify and date unusual items and find out other relevant information by referring to the Royal Doulton archives.To take advantage of all the benefits of membership write for an application form to Royal Doulton International Collectors' Club at U. Branch, Minton House, London Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 7QD, Telephone (0782) 744766 or to the appropriate address shown below.To cope with their enormous output, Doulton used both in-house and freelance designers and painters, and in some cases these decorators also added pattern numbers to the wares.The best know is Robert Allen who added a ‘Ra’ number to wares decorated for Doulton in his design studio.
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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.