Fabulous little jug with moulded body and rope effect handle.
Backstamp: Royal Crown Derby Made in England and date cypher for 1948. Dimensions: 0.15 ltr, 8 cm high / 0.25 pint, 3.25 ins high Our ref: DERBY44006 Buy similar now Maker: Royal Crown Derby Pattern: Blue Aves Coffee Pot c1948 Bone China with gilt.
Blue printed and impessed Derby marks and blue printed registration mark for 2nd January 1990.
Dimensions: cup 7.5 cm diameter, 6.5 high, saucer 12.5 cm / Cup 3 ins diameter, 2.5 high, saucer 5 ins Our ref: DERBY31018 Buy similar now Maker: Royal Crown Derby Pattern: Blue Aves Creamer or Jug c1948 Bone China with gilt.
In the case of the larger firms the mark also has publicity value and shows the buyer that the object was made by a long-established firm with a reputation to uphold; such clear name- marks as Minton, Wedgwood, Royal Crown Derby and Royal Worcester are typical examples.
To the collector the mark has greater importance, for not only can he trace the manufacturer of any marked object, but he can also ascertain the approximate date of manufacture and in several cases the exact year of production, particularly in the case of 19th and 20th century wares from the leading firms which employed private dating systems.
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.
Royal Crown Derby is one of the oldest porcelain manufacturers in the entire world, dating back to around the year 1750.
This is one of the first backstamps, dating back to 1761, when the company was known as Derby Porcelain.
Gorgeous cup and saucer with moulded body and rope effect handle.
Backstamp: Royal Crown Derby Made in England and date cypher for 1948. Dimensions: Cup 6.5 cm across, 6.5 cm high, saucer 12.5 cm / Cup 2.5 ins across, 2.5 ins high, saucer 5 ins Our ref: DERBY44005 Buy similar now Maker: Royal Crown Derby Pattern: Blue Aves Cache Pot or Jardiniere c1961 Bone china with gilt.
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