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Over the years factory marking of pieces has evolved and although marks vary from impressed and hand written to printed emblems, the majority of bone china produced was marked in the way described below.
The standard printed factory mark, included the number 51 in the centre that refers to the year 1751 when the Worcester Porcelain Company was founded by Dr John Wall.
The mark can appear in any colour, and on a variety of materials.
The marks almost always included a code to indicate the year of manufacture.
This printed mark was used in may colours, often puce, green or blue in earlier pieces, mostly black marks were used from around 1950 to the mid 60's.In 1904 further dots (one for each additional year) were added beneath the words 'Royal Worcester England', until 1915 with a total of 24 dots, six dots either side of the crown and twelve beneath the words 'Royal Worcester England'.The method of using an additional dot for each year was becoming rather cumbersome, so in 1916 a small star was used below the standard mark with the addition of a dot for each preceding year.The more decorative pieces, not designed for everyday use, often used a mark with no date code or manufacture year.The Worcester Royal Porcelain Co Ltd was formed in 1862.