In this series of Q&A articles, I’m going to answer the questions I hear most often regarding marks on antiques and provide a straight path off an often-twisted trail.I’ve received a Royal Copenhagen figurine called “Farmer with Sheep.” I’ve done a little research on it and it appears to have been a quite early one, but the model has been made for a considerable period of time. What do I need to look for to determine if mine is an old one or a later piece? Satisfied customers is my utmost goal and they can be counted in thousands from all over Europe, UK, France, Japan, Taiwan, Argentina, Australia, Canada and the USA.
RA-1 is repeated twice and it should be noted that the re-setting of the number marries up with the new Doulton lion and crown mark. are many and varied as Doulton marked their wares from the very start.
We do communicate in English, understand German (Sorry we can't help you in Polish, Russian, Italian, Spanish or French This site was started up as a Danish site - with pages dedicated to sale, but also with information about dating Danish porcelain and a lot of images dived after themes like porcelain dogs, horses or the production of a special artist - part of the pages will be in English and with a little guidance and careful reading, you will be able to use even the Danish features.
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The easiest method is using date codes, Royal Copenhagen employed two types of codes; one from 1932 to 1949 and a second from 1950 to 1984.
The earlier of the two uses a dash Since 1985, the company has been using a new system in which two dash marks indicate a date range.Between 18, Henry and James Doulton acquired a major interest in the Pinder Bourne factory in Nile Street, Burlsem and changed the name to Doulton & Company, Burlsem. The following tables contain a selection of the most commonly used BURSLEM and LAMBETH ware marks.