Wedgwood marks dating wedgwood pottery and porcelain
These trademarks, which always contain the work Wedgwood, have differed for various reasons throughout the company’s history.
By becoming familiar with the dozen or so main variations of the Wedgwood mark and by knowing when each was in use, a collector can determine an approximate period of production of an object.
Determining the specific year of production of an item is somewhat more complicated, and this calls for close examination of a variety of other marks, such as three-letter date marks, registration marks, artists signatures or monograms and other devices.However, it may take an expert to date Wedgwood of this era since some of the number series were repeated several times, making it difficult to ascertain the precise year the piece was made. The word “ENGLAND” was added to the mark around 1891, while “MADE IN ENGLAND” was included in 1908.The sans serif font was adopted in 1929, and machine printed marks began appearing on bone china in 1950.To better date a particular piece collectors will often also refer to this marking.If you are looking to find the value of Wedgwood pieces, we have expert appraisers on hand.