Dating royal doulton backstamps
These latter two lines typically have copyrights or series numbers that permit fairly accurate dating of these pieces as well as reference books that often identify their years of manufacture.
The dating of other Doulton pieces (e.g., match strikers, vases) is problematic, because comparable information is unavailable.
It is said that they received this name after a song about a character known as “Toby Philpot” which was popular in 1761. Noke developed a new type of figural jugs, that became known as “Toby jugs”.
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This page is designed to provide a quick reference for the experienced collector in identifying and dating some items.
Below are some of the Doulton marks used for limited periods and additional notes helpful for dating these pieces.
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