Dating wedgwood queensware
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.
A-1898 B-1899 C-1900 D-1901 E-1902 F-1903 G-1904 H-1905 I-1906 Wedgwood Antique Pottery and Porcelain for Sale …
There are also some interesting pieces around that are marked with USA Patent dates and details.
The impressed letters first appeared in 1860 with the year letter ‘O’.
Each letter was impressed separately and and the mark is uneven and often in curved shape. These marks were used through 1769.1775 Jasper perfected and introduced 1777 Jasper dip introduced 1780 Death of Thomas Bentley and the end of the Bentley and Wedgwood partnership 1805 underglaze blue printing introduced 1806 Lustre introduced 1812 First printed mark 1827-41 Francis Wedgwood in partnership with Josiah II and Josiah III 1860 Majolica introduced.
Three letter impressed mark (dating code) introduced for earthenwares 1875-85 Turquoise jasper introduced 1891 'England' mark introduced 1895 Incorporation of firm as Josiah Wedgwood and Sons Ltd.
Unlike the easily copied potters marks used by other manufacturers, for example the crossed swords mark used by Meissen; the Sevres double L mark, or the Chelsea anchor mark.The company’s rise to prominence was extraordinarily fast, in part because Wedgwood initially focused on refining existing techniques and working in traditional forms rather creating something entirely new from scratch.He also appeared to understand the power of branding and marketing.The Wedgwood Collector is faced with many imitators and unscrupulous rival manufacturers who either traded on a relationship to the Wedgwood family by marking their wares so that the uninformed might buy them thinking that they were getting Wedgwood quality or left their products unmarked so that the buyer might attribute their work to the Wedgwood potteries.Some of the imitators' work is quite good and would grace a collection of 18th and 19th century English potters work.
Please dress appropriately due to the rain, wear boots (at it will be muddy) and as always please be respectful of the neighbors. Check all parking signs Please note: a sign in book will be placed at the front door for early birds to sign in on the first day of the sale. Lots of old sheet music, record players, DVD players, VHS players, receivers, turntables; Vintage professional medical microscopes; number of camera lenses, camera cases, binoculars, short wave radio, fax machine, laser printer, other printers, computer eqt.; Dining table w/2 leaves, 8 chairs (2 w/arms); corner china cabinet, long sideboard, unusual credenza with curved glass corners, side server, beds, mattresses, box springs, headboards, bedroom dressers, coffee/end tables, occasional tables, plant stands; kitchen table w/4 chairs; antique sofas, loveseats, armchairs;, office chairs; Secretary desk/bookcase; leather armchair; Tea wagon, Nesting tables, German grandfather clock; China, crystal, glassware, porcelain, pottery, sterling Flatware, silver plate tea service and other serving pieces, Doulton Toby Jugs; Oil/Watercolour artwork, pictures and prints; lamps, mirrors; Large console mirror, vintage religious prints, Barware, Anniversary clock, clocks, radios suitcases, Womens clothing, vintage wedding dress, shoes, purses, hats, scarves; library full of books; Linens, sheets, pillowcases, blankets, comforters, tablecloths, dress form; Mobility aids; LOTS of metal filing cabinets, hand tools, trunks, luggage, cleaning supplies, Xmas items, Treadmill, exercise bike, dehumidifier, number of safes (some locked) , vacuum, plastic storage containers, loads of office supplies, including, file separator, book ends, pots/pans/bake ware; dishes, tea pots, rice cooker, toaster, corning, Pyrex, coffee makers, blenders, meat slicer, cutlery, microwave, WE ARE STILL WORKING IN THE HOUSE.. FURNITURE (some mid century): 2 double beds, dressers, dining table/6 chairs, buffet/hutch; kitchen table & 6 chairs;; occasional tables, ottomans, armoir, swivel desk chair, antique hall stand, childs loveseat; futon, antique oak pedestal table; reclining sofa, recliner chair; sets of wood kitchen chair; TV stand; tall storage cabinet; wardrobe; floor/ table lamps; china, crystal; porcelain & pottery (FIGURINES (Beatrix Potter/Lladros/Charles Dickens) cups & saucers; DRUM set, Pyrex/Corning ware; casseroles, heating trays, small electrical appliances; Electric keyboard with stand; TVs/computers/other electronics; exercise equipment; large doll collection (most in original boxes); vintage typewriters; heater; linens; mens/womens clothing; Xmas items; vacuums; drying racks; lawn/garden items; gas lawn mower; wheel barrow; outdoor chairs/ tables; golf clubs; (mens/womens); table saw (like new); Suitcases (some new); childrens playhouse, childrens fridge etc.