c1851 to 1861, Ornate porcelain wares can feature a gold painted mark of interlinked CBD.
Starting in 1842, England has offered registration of it's decorative designs for pottery, china, wood, paper, pottery, china, porcelain, glass and more.
By using the information below you can find the date a design was registered. Remember this date is just when the design was registered.
In the late 1700s Worcester were among the first to use the Bute shape for teabowls, tea cups and coffee cups.
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.
With the increasing use of ceramic marks in the 19th century, a large proportion of English pottery and porcelain can be accurately identified and often dated.
'England':- Inclusion of the word 'England' in marks denotes a date after 1891, although some manufacturers (Thomas Elsmore & Sons for example) added the word slightly before this date. It was William Mc Kinley (the 25th president of the USA) who introduced the highly protectionist Mc Kinley Tariff Act of 1890 - this imposed tariffs on many imports (including pottery) in order to make it easier for the American manufacturers to sell their products.From 1862 until 1867 the last two numbers of the year would be used.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.However, the porcelain collector should note that early Coal Brook Dale marks are extremely rare and very collectible.The early Coalport porcelain wares are mostly unmarked.From 1867 until 1877 the code would either be the printed last two numbers of the year or a capital letter under the circle reprrsenting the date.