Dating royal doulton plates
This mark which differs from B.7 by the omission of the crown was in use between 19. The bottom part only of this mark is found on smaller wares up to the present day and by itself is not a useful indication of date.Differing from B.7 by the addition of the words MADE IN ENGLAND, this mark was commonly in use after 1932.The Robert Allen numbers are covered in more detail here.‘Tango’ was released in 1934 on bone china with four colourways: V1481 (Gold band and black lines), V1482 (Black, Gold and Red), V1483 (Pale Blue band and Red lines), and V1484 (Green, Black and Red).Later, the pattern appeared on earthenware (D5505), and even later on another bone china shape (V 2353).One of the jobs of the Club is to help you identify and date unusual items and find out other relevant information by referring to the Royal Doulton archives.
The antique and collectible world of Royal Doulton is often complex and confusing.Factors other than the Doulton mark can help in more accurate dating, particularly pattern names and numbers and date codes or artists monograms. Several other Doulton marks occur in the very early stages and incorporate pattern names such as ROUEN and KEW, with some remaining in use for up to twenty years.