Dating minton marks
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They give a fairly close idea of the dates of the designs.
It will be noted that in the book numbered 26, the pattern numbers begin again with RA-1.
The coronet was probably added to the earlier mark c. The Prince of Wales' (later King Edward VI 1), ENGLAND was added underneath after 1891. It appears to have been used instead of B.3 especially on bone china products and on the more expensive earthen wares.Thus 14 indicates the year 1941 and 23 indicates 1950.On some patterns, particularly on china, the date has been written in special ink.These hand-painted wares were not reproduced in great quantities and some items bearing RA-numbers would probably never have been repeated.The dates below are when the books containing the designs recorded in each were purchased.