King Street, Derby Marks (18to 1935)
A group of former employees set up a factory in King Street in Derby, and continued to use the moulds, patterns and trademarks of the original business, but not the name. No mechanical processes were used and no two pieces produced were exactly the same. Among the items preserved was the original potters wheel used by the Duesburys.
Figure Out the Type of China
Before you can identify the pattern, you need to figure out what kind of china you have. Because porcelain production originated in China, Europeans and Americans used the term china to describe any fine porcelain piece. However, there are actually several different kinds of china, each of which uses a specific production process.
Since many manufacturers specialized in a single type of china, this can help narrow down the possibilities for your china pattern.
Royal Worcester factory marks
The Worcester Royal Porcelain Co Ltd was formed in 1862. Over the years factory marking of pieces has evolved and although marks vary from impressed and hand written to printed emblems, the majority of bone china produced was marked in the way described below.
Mexican Arts and Crafts Workshop
Mexican Arts and Crafts workshop operated in San Antonio, Texas, starting about 193 under the guidance of Ethel Wilson Harris. She employed local artisans to design and decorate tile in the Mexican style. This enterprise became Mission Crafts by 194 then located inside Mission San Jose.
Exhibition marks £50investment in Royal Crown Derby Visitor Centre
Posted on July 2013 Royal Crown Derby has unveiled the first phase of a £50investment in its visitor centre, with the launch of a new exhibition entitled ‘The Finest of Dining – from 17to 20and beyond’