# Dating royal bayreuth marks

Note: There was no ‘F’, ‘J’, or ‘Q’ used and the ‘O’ comes after the ‘Z’ in 1889.In 1891 the mark changed, No date code was used but ‘Royal Worcester England’ appeared around the circle 1867 – 67 or A 1868 – 68 or B 1869 – 69 or C 1870 – 70 or D 1871 – 71 or E 1872 – 72 or G 1873 – 73 or H 1874 – 74 or I 1875 – 75 or K 1876 – 76 or L 1877 – 77 or M 1878 – N 1879 – P 1880 – R 1881 – S 1882 – T 1883 – U 1884 – V 1885 – W 1886 – X 1887 – Y 1888 – Z 1889 – O 1890 – a1892 – 1 dot on left of crown.In the late 1700s Worcester were among the first to use the Bute shape for teabowls, tea cups and coffee cups.The presence of the crescent mark dates these items to the Dr Wall period and they are all very similar in shape, size and decoration to those made in the same period by Caughley.More than 1,300 patterns have been created throughout Johnson Brothers' history.Because of the high volume of various shapes and patterns, identifying and dating a piece of china is difficult without a reference guide. reference guide is available to help you to locate and date your pattern of Johnson Bros. Purchase or borrow a reference guide for Johnson Bros. This is necessary because the company has been continuously making patterns since 1883, and dating a single piece will be extremely difficult--if not impossible--without a guide.The reference guide will include information such as the pattern name, pattern number, and history or production date in the relevant section.Use the Internet to help you find and date your piece if you can't find it in the reference guide.

It being easier and cheaper to put an extra dot on existing copper plates than make new ones.Royal Worcester Marks were first placed on pottery and porcelain in 1862 but it was 1867 before it became common place.But pieces bearing the crescent mark are rare and usually the provence of specialist collectors.1893 – 1 dot each side of crown 1894 – 2 dots left 1 right 1895 – 2 dots left 2 right 1896 – 3 dots left 2 right 1897 – 3 dots left 3 right 1898 – 4 dots left 3 right 1899 – 4 dots left 4 right 1900 – 5 dots left 4 right 1901 – 5 dots left 5 right 1902 – 6 dots left 5 right 1903 – 6 dots left 6 right1904 – plus 1 dot under circle 1905 – plus 2 dots under circle 1906 – plus 3 dots under circle 1907 – plus 4 dots under circle 1908 – plus 5 dots under circle 1909 – plus 6 dots under circle 1910 – plus 7 dots under circle 1911 – plus 8 dots under circle 1912 – plus 9 dots under circle 1913 – plus 10 dots under circle 1914 – plus 11 dots under circle 1915 – plus 12 dots under circle This dating system continued until 1915 when 24 dots are arranged around the standard printed mark.The dots system was getting a little clumbersome so they were replaced by a single asterisk in 1916 which was then followed by a new dot sequence. From 1916 a small star or asterisk appears below the Worcester mark …

This continued until the dots became un-manageable and then Worcester marks changed to different shapes, all printed beneath the circle.