The diamond-shaped English Registry mark, was used by the English patent office since to identify pieces of English pottery, porcelain, and other products. It is easy to tell when the ceramic was made. Between and , the diamond-shaped mark was used. Marks registered from to have a letter at the top of the diamond.
How to Identify British Pottery Marks and Hallmarks
Gold Hallmark Identification Wizard
Dating English Registry Marks. Starting in , England has offered registration of it's decorative designs for pottery, china, wood, paper, pottery, china, porcelain, glass and more. By using the information below you can find the date a design was registered. Not every piece registered was marked. Remember this date is just when the design was registered.
English Registry Marks
A typical set of antique British silver hallmarks showing left to right ; 1. Standard Mark, 2. City Mark, 3. Date Letter, 4. Duty Mark and 5.
The shop is closed to the public. We are shipping every Monday and Thursday. The vast majority of English, Scottish and Irish silver produced in the last years is stamped with either 4 or 5 symbols, known as hallmarks. The prime purpose of these marks is to show that the metal of the item upon which they are stamped is of a certain level of purity.