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Within ten years he had enlarged the factory three times, built a china works, taken on the largest and most gifted group of artists in the Potteries, and developed for Doulton a reputation for craftsmanship and artistry still identified with Royal Doulton today. The following are two typical examples found on the patterns Rouen and Kew. The printed or impressed word HOLBEIN is also found on some examples of this particular ware.Between 1878 (when Henry and James Doulton acquired the major interest in the Pinder, Bourne factory in Nile Street, Burslem) and 1882 (when the name of the firm was changed to Doulton & Company, Burslem) existing Pinder, Bourne marks continued in use, such as the name in full: PINDER BOURNE CO.: and the initials P. Introduced in the latter part of 1901 to mark the grant of the Royal Warrant by King Edward VII together with the specific right to use the word ROYAL to designate Doulton products.Take a trip around the Royal Doulton Pottery in Burslem and see artistry in action.During more than a century and a half Royal Doulton have gained a unique reputation for ceramic work of art.They give a fairly close idea of the dates of the designs.
The trade-marks were, however, changed several times between the 1880s and now, and these can help to establish the period of production.
However, the exact date of introduction is not known.
Many dated examples between 19 exist, and occasional examples dated between 19 have also been noted although B.8 was more generally used in those years (with the words MADE IN ENGLAND at the bottom of the mark in place of the single word ENGLAND).
Thus 14 indicates the year 1941 and 23 indicates 1950.
On some patterns, particularly on china, the date has been written in special ink.This mark which differs from B.7 by the omission of the crown was in use between 19. The bottom part only of this mark is found on smaller wares up to the present day and by itself is not a useful indication of date.