– Backstamp: All authentic Royal Doulton figurines should have a backstamp that matches the Royal Doulton backstamp on the bottom (underside) of the figurine. Underneath the backstamp, traditionally you will also find the name of the piece – another helpful hint in researching the figurines value.
Is all Royal Doulton stamped?
Throughout the ages there have been a variety of different stamps used to mark authentic Royal Doulton ornaments and tableware. In saying this, almost all Royal Doulton items will have either a back stamp or marking that can be found on the bottom of the item beneath the final glaze.
How are Royal Albert seconds marked?
The marks are typically found on the back stamp. Royal Albert often scratched the back stamp or used an X to indicate that a piece did not measure up. Other companies put 2 lines to indicate 2nd quality, some put cut lines with a grinding wheel or a green dot like the ones used by Wedgwood.
Is Royal Doulton and Royal Albert the same?
Royal Doulton is no longer a family business. But it has a family of English brands, having merged with Minton in 1968, and gaining Royal Albert from the merger with AEP in 1971. And, in 2005, these historic names became part of the Waterford Wedgwood group.
What does 1st quality mean?
Related Definitions First Quality Products means Products which are free from defects and are identical in all material respects to approved Samples.