Dating aynsley marks

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Josiah Wedgwood was the first significant potter to mark his china with his own name.

From 1860, Wedgwood introduced an impressed mark to the back of the china with the year of manufacture as part of a 3 character code.

Many Aynsley patterns do not have names, but usually have a number which may be handwritten on the base.

You may find the name (if any) indexed on the websites of china identification or matching services such as Replacements Ltd.

You might be wondering why I’m obsessed with looking at the underside of pieces of china.

The hand-painted items (like the one illustrated above) were made to compete with Royal Worcester and other manufacturers, and were mainly painted by Doris Jones and Nancy Brunt, who worked at the Aynsley factory from the 1930s to the 1960s.

Most of their pieces are handfinished over a transfer design.

Guide to dating Aynsley china; by bonnita7 ( 793) Yes, you love it, but how confusing is it to find out how old your favourite Aynsley china item is? Yes, you love it, but how confusing is it to find out how old your favourite Aynsley china item is?

THE MARKS Aynsley have changed their marks many times.

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