Royal doulton dating system
The RA-numbering was continued for several years after Allen had retired.Take a trip around the Royal Doulton Pottery in Burslem and see artistry in action.On some patterns, particularly on china, the date has been written in special ink.Hand-painted, and largely hand-painted, wares designed and decorated by Robert Allen and artists in his studios, were often given RA-numbers, written by hand, in addition to the usual trade-mark and any other number.
Designed with the finest of detailing, discover intricate accents including floral bustiers and rose bouquets to opulent Swarovski® crystal placement.
Differing from B.7 by the addition of the words MADE IN ENGLAND, this mark was commonly in use after 1932.
However, the exact date of introduction is not known.
The trade-marks were, however, changed several times between the 1880s and now, and these can help to establish the period of production.
There was sometimes an overlap in numbering between the end of one year and the beginning of another, so that some of the dates of introduction given below may be a year out.