Dating wedgwood queensware
January, February, April, September, October, November and December are always show by their intial letter. MADE IN ENGLAND commenced appearing on some wares as early as 1898 but is not in general use until 1908.
[It has been pointed out the this does not apply in all instances - as small items such as thimbles do not have the words MADE IN ENGLAND on them. In general Jasper pieces produced before 1860 were produced before 1826 except for black, blue, green and dipped pieces and solid white jasper which were resumed in 1844.
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From 1769 to the present day this mark has been impressed in the clay on Queens Ware, or printed in colour.
This information has been culled from a number of sources - it is given in good faith and believed to be reasonably correct - however if you are going to use it for the basis of valuations, purchases or sales then you must verify it from independent, qualified sources. Take every opportunity to do so at shows and aucthe next recourse is to the mark.
Among collectors the term Old Wedgwood is taken to refer to wares produced before Josiah's death in 1795. Josiah started marking his production with his name in about 1759, impressing the name into the underside of the article with printer's movable type.
There are also some interesting pieces around that are marked with USA Patent dates and details.
The impressed letters first appeared in 1860 with the year letter ‘O’.
Dating Wedgwood can sometime be very difficult as apart from the Trademark there are also in some cases letters that accompany the marks to give a more accurate manufacture date and most old pieces have this second mark.You can find great deals on Wedgwood Jasperware, Queens Ware and Fairyland Lustre at local Antique Auctions listed in our Antique Auctions finder (soon to be launched).Unlike most old English potters, Josiah Wedgwood marked the majority of his products and Wedgwood Identification and Dating marks are something for which the collector should always look.the WEDGWOOD mark is found on useful wares between 17 and on all wares produced thereafter until the sans serif version of the mark was introduced in 1929It was in 1769 that he formed two partnerships, Wedgwood and Bentley produced decorative ware with his good friend, Thomas Bentley.Their production is marked with one or the other of the several versions of the Wedgwood and Bentley mark.