Wedgewood dating

07-Aug-2020 11:00

The word ENGLAND does not appear on the piece so 1904 can be discounted, hence we can be certain that this particular platter was made in June of 1878.

In addition to this date code we can see a faint English registration mark on the left which is too difficult to read in this example.

Wedgwood, which began potting majolica in 1861, used a simple letter system to mark its earthenware and pearlware.If it were readable it would also give us the exact day the design was registered by Wedgwood.Unfortunately it's necessary to note that a monkey wrench can be thrown into this entire process because there were occasions when the first letter and second letter were switched so that the month letter was the second one.This was replaced with MADE IN ENGLAND after 1910, the year that general majolica manufacture ceased at Wedgwood.

Wedgwood continued making green majolica on and off through the remainder of the 20th Century and even made a limited line of full color pieces in the Strawberry & Grape pattern right after WWII. The later green wares also have the ink Wedgwood mark.The first letter T on this platter indicates that the piece was potted in June.