A makers mark that they have learned over many years spent researching and studying antique marks.
Illustrated below are the two forms of Design Registration Mark or Kite Mark used between the years – 1842 to 1883.
The left hand image demonstrates a design registration mark for 12th November 1852 (K for November and D for 1852).
The fact is the markings that are stamped, painted or impressed on the underside of most antique items can help you tell a great deal about a piece other than just who made it.
The name of the pottery manufacturer and an approximate date of manufacture can be discovered if the piece of pottery has a backstamp or the silver item has a hallmark.
Other factors such as the colour of the mark, how it’s applied or the numbered codes within the design can often date a piece to the exact year it was produced and tell you where or who the specific artist was.
Famous companies such as Wedgwood, Meissen, Doulton, Minton, Derby and Worcester all use a variety of numerical or symbolic china marks that can, with just a little knowledge and analysis, give you the exact date of production.
It has been produced since the 1800s by a family business that started as one man’s pottery hobby.
Today it is one of the most sought-after antique chinas, and the company continues to produce high-quality items for the table and for decorative use.
The marks were often stamped irregularly into ceramics or metalware and printed on top of the glaze.
Most marks have either not taken properly or have worn over time and are difficult to read.
She commissioned a set of personal tableware, and she allowed Aynsley China to use the royal family seal in its logo, where it remains today.