Backstamp dating

Robert Allen and artists in his studio were often allocated RA-numbers for their hand-painted wares designed and decorated by them.

The RA numbers are mostly hand-written and accompany the standard Doulton marks.

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Wares produced in the new works were labelled with unique backstamps.

The impressed letters first appeared in 1860 with the year letter ‘O’.

From 1886 to 1897 the first 12 characters were re-used. Again from 1898 the letters A to I are re-used but are easy to differentiate as they also have ENGLAND within the Wedgwood marks.

This beautiful pattern dates back to the early 1900's.

This teapot is full of color with its yellow background and a floral pattern on top.

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