Royal Doulton - Wikipedia
Results 1 - 32 of 32 Royal Doulton South African Series Charger/Large Plate " Elephants D . Royal Doulton South African Series Game at Drinking Pool Game Reserve D. Doulton maker's mark to base, dated to /40's. Royal Doulton was an English ceramic manufacturing company producing tableware and collectables, dating from by artists such as the Barlow family ( Florence, Hannah, and Arthur), Frank Butler, Mark Marshall and Eliza Simmance. Some Patterns kept the same backstamp and only the words "Crown" and "Bone" were changed. "American Beauty" The Crown China Backstamp dates from.
Royal Albert Ltd —? Royal Albert Ltd continued to operate as a unit of Royal Doulton at the St Mary's Works until the historic works were closed in with the loss of many hundreds of jobs. Between andas a Royal Doulton company, Royal Albert Ltd continued to manufacture the traditional fine bone china tableware and teawares made by its famous predecessor. Harold Holdcroft's Old Country Roses, introduced inremain as the flagship of the Royal Albert brand and continues in production as one of the world's most popular and well known china patterns.
Designer Peter Roberts succeeded Holdcroft in and floral patterns continued to dominate the Royal Albert offering. In addition to teaware, the Royal Albert name has been used on fine dinnerware, giftware and commemoratives, especially those with a Royal connection. Wild built his early success on 'Derby' patterns, emulating the popular Crown Derby wares in a good quality but cheaper china. Harold Holdcroft was appointed art director in and under his direction the company produced some notable art deco tea ware shapes and decorations.
It was based on an earlier Wild pattern 'Kings Ransom' and is still in production, with innumerable variants, today. Harold Holdcroft's Old Country Roses, introduced inremained as the flagship of the Royal Albert brand and continues in production as one of the world's most popular and well known china patterns.
Trade names and backstamps Use of the name 'Royal Albert' dates from c. Post marks use the words 'Royal Albert Bone China'. Many variations occur and the pattern name is often included. Maybe in the future, a more standard description of these backstamps could be for example: Harold Holdcroft was still working at Royal Albert at this time until he retired in late My logical reason is that his attention to detail would have ensured a high quality standard and co-operation with the production team.
My sentimental reason is that this was the period when this extraordinary ceramic designer was still actively working with the company.
History of Royal Albert Ltd makers of bone china
My latest thoughts as of July 12, - are that the backstamps could be divided into five groups - Group 1 - Original Group 2 - Bottom Line: Copyright Royal Albert Ltd Group 5 - - Made in England I think this best explains the four production periods and shows that the only difference from the original period was to either the top or bottom line and then the specialties had "Made in England" instead of just England.
All pieces were made by the same production process and look the same unless you turn them over and look at the backstamp underneath.
Please note the difference between these two English produced backstamps is in the Copyright wording More research in the near future will confirm this. This period of some ten years represents the last of the English produced china in the district of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire England. The method of marking the underside to indicate a second was varied.
It would have depended on what stage the flaw was discovered. The backstamp transfer could be partially cut or pinholed. Common flaws of seconds were; mis-alignment of graphic transfer, size variation, glazing or gilding flaw, a minor impurity or firing pitting, colour variation etc. Do not believe a claim that a second quality is as good as a first quality, the seller is just admitting that they cannot see the flaw.
The item became a second for a specific reason.
It may have been minor but it was enough for the manufacturer not to risk their reputation.