Dating carlton ware marks
For the uninitiated, identifying legitimate Carlton Ware and establishing its age can be difficult.
We hope this page helps you identify new and recent legitimate ware made elsewhere after the Copeland Street Pottery closed in 1989.
The RA numbers are mostly hand-written and accompany the standard Doulton marks.
RA-1 is repeated twice and it should be noted that the re-setting of the number marries up with the new Doulton lion and crown mark.
Legitimate Carlton Ware continued to be made after County Potteries led the pottery into receivership in 1989, and when its Copeland Street works was sold and turned into student accommodation and workshops.
Doulton continued, intially, to use the base marks of PINDER BOURNE & CO and/or the initials P. Together with some additional hints that may help with dating your Doulton pottery, porcelain and stoneware. The figurine was therefore produced in 1937 The following numbers indicate the approximate date range or period when the marked item was first introduced.
There is an old rule of thumb for dating Doulton figurines; where you add 27 to the small and hardly visable number to the right of the Doulton backstamp. That is not to say that your item was produced in that year but simply that the year indicated is the earliest the piece could have been produced.
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This is one of the most finest of the Carlton Ware because of the way the enamel was applied.