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Dating and identifying pottery can be easy if the pottery is registered under the English system.
The registration is similar to the copyright system used today in the USA.

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From 1842-1883 English items carried a diamond shaped mark which could be read to decipher the actual day a pattern was registered.
After 1884 the registry went to a single number series such as Rd. No. 12342, which can be used to determine the pattern registration date to within approximately one year.
Registration numbers greater than 360,000 indicate 20th century manufacture.

Registration Mark

Other marks can be printed, incised or impressed, stamped, or hand-painted.
Some general rules of using marks for dating pieces include the following:

The word Limited or an abbreviation like Ld. or Ltd. in the pottery firm's name indicates a date after 1860 and was not generally used until the 1880's.

Any piece having the word Trade Mark was manufactured after the Trade Mark Act of 1862 and the words generally denote manufacture after 1875.

The word England may appear on an item after 1891 to comply with the Mckinley Tariff Act.

Made In England indicates 20th Century origins.

Unmarked items are difficult to trace in terms of their origin.
The type of body, glaze, styling and decorating technique will be your best clues to identifiying an unmarked piece of pottery.
Sometimes the mark was a commonly used device such as the anchor or royal arms.

Modern Ware

Transfer pieces of pottery are still produced today and some manufacturers like Spode have re-released some of the old patterns.
The most popular of all of them was the blue and white.
If you are a beginning collector the best advice I can give you, is to look at and handle every piece of transfer pottery you see.
Talk with dealers and other collectors and read as many books on the subject as you can.

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Have you ever come up with a good idea while working with your handmade pottery and thought that you would like to share it with others? You have? Well, why not send it to us and we will add it to the tips page for all to see.

Handmade pottery can be a very gratifying hobby that produces fun and satisfying results. For many people it's an enjoyable release that is created by working an inanimate mound of clay into a beautiful work of art that you made through your artistic abilities.

The best way of starting out is to take a few lessons from Youtube. You will probably waste quite a bit in materials when you first get started. Figuring out how to truly make handmade pottery correctly and shape into what you want it to be can be quite an ordeal. The different tools that a normal shop will have can be fun to try. You will soon see which ones you like to use the most and then when you are ready you will know which ones to buy.

With the help of the internet, you can now purchase most if not all of your ceramic and pottery tools and supplies online. We are located far from any well supplied dealers and yet working with reliable ceramic and pottery suppliers online has allowed us to recieve most of our orders within a timely manner.

When you get all set up, just enjoy the hobby and have fun at it. Some people get pretty serious and start selling their creations at craft fairs and small stores, but others just like to create items for themselves, relatives, and friends. Whichever kind of handmade pottery you desire to endeavor, enjoy the hobby and have fun doing it.

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