Dating china marks
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.To better date a particular piece collectors will often also refer to this marking.
The tableware was produced for the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.If you are looking to find the value of Wedgwood pieces, we have expert appraisers on hand.Simply click on Ask an Appraiser box and you will be directed to an appraiser who can help.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.These trademarks, which always contain the work Wedgwood, have differed for various reasons throughout the company’s history.They registered their first Noritake back stamp around 1908 and registered their first Noritake mark in the USA around 1911.
Scroll through as we present a few examples of antique china by Noritake, showing the range of decoration used, the forms and the associated Noritake China marks on the piece.
From 1769 to the present day this mark has been impressed in the clay on Queens Ware, or printed in colour.
In recent times the words Etruria and Barlaston and the name of the pattern have in many cases been printed in addition to the trade mark.
Determining the specific year of production of an item is somewhat more complicated, and this calls for close examination of a variety of other marks, such as three-letter date marks, registration marks, artists signatures or monograms and other devices.
In addition to these, the style and method of production should be kept in mind as giving clues to dating.
Also Immediately after WWII, and due to an inability to maintain quality standards, the company stopped using Noritake on their marks and used ‘Rose China’ alongside a rose with ‘Made in Japan’ or ‘Made in Occupied Japan’ below.