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The presence of the crescent mark dates these items to the Dr Wall period and they are all very similar in shape, size and decoration to those made in the same period by Caughley.
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Copeland and Garrett period Pattern Numbers 6057, 60, c.1834 shown in the Pattern Book on a Covered Jar, Plate and Tile.
British porcelain got its start around 1770 when kaolin clay was found in Cornwall, England.
This though can only be a guide to a date - it is not an exact science and some backstamps were used for many, many years.
There are few recorded dates for the introduction and use of them.This exhibit employs Robert Copeland's categorization of marks to include: Impressed, painted and printed company marks as well as workman's painted and printed marks.With few exceptions, the marks included in the exhibit are assigned the number designated by Mr. While these marks represent the types of marks found on the items included in the exhibition, they do not constitute a complete list of all marks employed by the Spode factory from 1780 to 1833.You may find that you can do this yourself from these links. You can also find examples of backstamps illustrated on my my Spode ABC where you find all sorts of Spode history information.Using the Spode archive and published books you can learn about different backstamps (marks) on Spode pieces.
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As noted above, the company went through a number of changes in ownership and developed many partnerships over its long life, not to mention varied factories producing pieces in different locations.