Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Derbyshire fitted the bill and so became the centres, the former being the biggest.
Organised marking of wares for marketing reasons only became standard in the Victorian era of the mid to late 19th Century.
Counterfeit backstamps have been applied to ordinary pottery, and in some cases transfers have been applied to bona fide Shelley whiteware.
To complicate matters, some genuine Shelley pieces have no backstamp at all, for example salt and pepper shakers. Bruce Sandie and the Australasian club for their generous assistance in providing research and artwork necessary to the creation of this page.
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Together with businessman founded his new porcelain-orientated factory directly under the Jakobsburg castle, next to the market square in the town center and ironically directly next to the railway tracks responsible for the closure of his previous business.
A fancy old solid looking plate, or pitcher, or cup (not transluscent or thin) with no pottery marks and a crackled old glaze over blue & white or Imari (chinoiserie) patterns is likely to be Staffordshire early to mid 1800's (unless it's a modern Chinese fake, in which case it will more than likely have a crusty old-looking made-up mark). Blue & White pot with TWO diamond registration marks Blue & White pot with TWO diamond registration marks:- Hello all, I would appreciate your help.
Please remember that all of our items are Antique and Vintage and may or may not have the usual minimal utensil marks or slight wear from normal use.
Worcester were the pioneers of porcelain production, following on from the lead of German Company Meissen.
It took 40 years for the English to catch up with the Germans.