Dating early Derby is slightly more difficult than the more modern Royal Crown Derby, but dating Derby porcelain is much easier than many of the early English porcelain factories. Marks on the bases of early soft paste Derby figures indicate the points where supports were used to prevent the porcelain sticking during the firing of the glaze. Large crown in red with large D below. Robert Bloor took control of the Derby factory in and immediately began to build a team of very fine painters. Later variation of the Bloor Derby Mark with crown in the centre.
English Introduction. Collector books. Alphabetic Link Index. Dating Royal Copenhagen - marking system figurines and collectibles. Royal Copenhagen dogs. Dahl Jensen dogs. Dating Royal Copenhagen - marking system for figurines and collectibles.
We check all products and categorize all porcelain so that you can easily see, if it is 1st or 2nd quality, but if you shop privately or in various flea markets, etc. But after , the factory discarded most annual articles that did not meet the factory's requirements for 1st quality. Employee items These items are often marked with two or three scratches in the glaze of the factory mark through The Three Waves.
Color variations. Aluminia Faience Marking on Royal Copenhagen dinnerware Second quality