Dating english candlesticks
The resulting mark was often uneven and sometime arced.In about 1769 he adopted the familiar mark with the name impressed from a single slug.Fortunately for the collector, Josiah Wedgwood was the first potter of note to mark his goods with his own name.
By 1838 they had discovered and patented a new way to electroplate one metal on to the surface of another.
In fact Christmas thimbles dated 1990 still use WEDGWOOD ENGLAND] Before the advent of the dating system in 1860 one must look to other clues to date pieces described as marked WEDGWOOD only. Solid Black Jasper was produced between 1778 and about 1826; the white body dipped in black between 17 with production resumed in 1844 and continuing to the moderm era.
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Commencing in 1929 the year mark is replaced by the last two digits of the year, 30 standing for 1930. In 1871 Wedgwood adopted pattern numbers with the code letter prefixes.
Some assistance in resolving the ambiguity in the two series is provided by the month letter. After 1891 the word ENGLAND is added to the WEDGWOOD mark continuing until 1908 when the words MADE IN ENGLAND replace it in all cases.