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Trademarks

Trademarks

NOTTINGHAM ROAD FACTORY

1764-1769

REBUS FOR RICHARD HOLDSHIP

C.1761 - 1769

Found on transfer-printed wares.

Date stamp from 1765 to 1785

INCISED MARK

C.1778 - 1780/1

Date stamp from 1769 to 1785 in Chelsea during crossover

CHELSEA - Derby

C.1770 - 1783

In use at Chelsea

Date stamp from 1769 to 1785

CHELSEA DERBY 

C.1775

In use at Derby; Usually in blue, occasionally inpuce.

Date stamp from 1769 to 1785 in Chelsea during crossover

CHELSEA DERBY

C.1775 - 1777

In use at Chelsea

Date stamp from 1782 to 1825

C.1784 - 1825

After 1820 the previously neatly painted mark became increasingly carelessly drawn.
Blue andpuce were used until 1806, after which red became the standard colour.

Date stamp for 1795

RARE MARKS

C.1785 - 1795

Date stamp from 1820 to 1848

ROBERT BLOOR

C.1825 - 1848

Robert Bloor. Printed Gothic-style marks introduced to counteract the carelessly drawn marks; c.1825 - 1848

Date stamp for 1830BLOOR FIGURES

C.1830

Marks used on Bloor figures. (Right) Pseudo-Meissen mark occasionally seen on late Bloor; c.1830

Date stamp from 1830 to 1848

PSEUDO SÉVRES

C.1830 - 1848

Mark used on Sévres copies; c.1830 - 1848

KING STREET FACTORY

Among the fine painters who worked at King Street were Sampson Hancock, who specialised in flowers, shells and birds; Fredrick Chivers, fruit and flowers; William. Hargreaves, birds; Jack Ratclifee, George Jessop, F. Schofield and Arnold Machin, naturalistic flowers and other subjects.

Albert Haddock, one of the finest twentieth-century gilders, and James Rouse senior, who was the only artist to have worked at all three factories, were among the numerous craftsmen who transferred to Osmaston Road after the successful merger with Royal Crown Derby in 1935.

Date stamp from 1848 to 1859

LOCKER & CO.

C.1848 - 1859

Date stamp from 1859 to 1866

STEPHENSON SHARP & CO.

C.1859 - 1861

Date stamp from 1865 to 1935STEVENSON AND HANCOCK / SAMPSON HANCOCK

Blue - later nineteenth century
Red - c.1861 - 1935
Puce c.1915 - 1935

Modeller stamp for 1916

WILLIAM LARCOMBE

C.1915 - 1917

 Modeller stamp for 1917

LARCOMBE AND PAGET

1917 - 1933

Modeller stamp for 1934

PAGET

C.1933 - 1935

OSMASTON ROAD FACTORY

Over the years, many marks and backstamps have been used to identify Royal Crown Derby china. The marks shown here are from the Osmaston Road factory and cover the period from 1877 to the present day. You can discover more in Margaret Sargeant's book "Royal Crown Derby" - it's listed in the "Products" section under "Other Products".

Date Stamp from 1890 - 1940

DERBY CROWN PERIOD

C.1877 - 1890

Date Stamp from 1877 - 1890

ROYAL CROWN DERBY

C.1891 - 1921

The word England in a vertical position to the right hand side.

C.1921 - 1964

Made in England horizontally beneath stamp

Date Stamp from 1940 - 1945

WARTIME MARK IN DARK GREEN

C.1940 - 1945

Usually without year code (also used on undecorated utility wares)

Date Stamp from 1964 - 1975

ROYAL CROWN DERBY

C.1952 - 1975

Date stamp from 1976 - Present

ROYAL CROWN DERBY

C.1976 - 2013/4

2000 Date Stamp

ROYAL CROWN DERBY

C.2000

The special date mark for the year 2000

YEARLY STAMPS 1880 - 1937

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1932

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1934

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1935

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1936

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1937

Royal Crown Derby also carries a date mark to identify the year of manufacture. From 1938, roman numerals have been used - the only exceptionbeingthe2000,whichhadaspecialmarkoftwointerlaced'M's. 'X' and 'V' have been used twice as date marks - to avoid confusion, 1901 & 1904 are accompanied by 'England', while the roman numerals used for 1942 & 1947 are accompanied by 'Made in England'

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