Dating royal doulton character jugs


***Quick Hint: To quickly identify an Royal Doulton older piece, glance at the curved lines that look like vertical, curved equal lines on each side of the circle. LONG MARKS usually mean an older piece while SHORT MARKS indicate a more recent issue. Looking for the size of the marks is an simplistic, unscientific, quick way to USUALLY determine if a piece is an older specimen. 1901-1930's: The mark contains a Lion Standing on a Crown. Forming a circle are the words, "Royal Doulton (on top), England (on the bottom) and Curved Double Lines (on each side of the middle). These lines are usually thin and fairly long. (Long Marks) inside the circle are connecting marks that look like D's. There is a long, line beneath the connecting D's that is long and curves up half way on each side. Bleeding around the rim is also called a Shaded Rim or Oversprayed Rim and was usually found on the large size Character and Toby Jugs. This practice was completely discontinued by 1973,

The Royal Doulton company began as a partnership between John Doulton , Martha Jones, and John Watts, with a factory at Vauxhall Walk, Lambeth , London trading as Jones, Watts & Doulton in 1815. After Martha Jones left the partnership in 1820, the trade name was changed to Doulton & Watts. The business specialised in making stoneware articles, including decorative bottles and salt glaze sewer pipes. The company took the name Doulton & Co. in 1853 after the retirement of John Watts. [1]


Dating royal doulton character jugs

Dating royal doulton character jugs



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