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While technically a trademark, it is most often seen referred to as a backstamp. The configuration of the backstamp would undergo a few revisions after the introduction of opal glass kitchenware in 1945. A listing of patterns by year of introduction can be found .
A revised backstamp, with PATENTED above PYREX and MAY 27, 1919 below, was used after that date through 1924. A model number and the capacity in pints or quarts were added above, and OVEN WARE below. Later pieces are also recognizable by, instead of "MADE IN U. A.", the the wording "by CORNING, Corning, NY, USA" with the verbiage NO BROILER OR STOVETOP or, later, BAKING AND MICROWAVE below.
Starting in the mid-1970s, equivalent metric capacities were also embossed on pieces, therefore any seen so-marked can be dated positively later than that.
Factors other than the Doulton mark can help in more accurate dating, particularly pattern names and numbers and date codes or artists monograms. Several other Doulton marks occur in the very early stages and incorporate pattern names such as ROUEN and KEW, with some remaining in use for up to twenty years.
Between 18, Henry and James Doulton acquired a major interest in the Pinder Bourne factory in Nile Street, Burlsem and changed the name to Doulton & Company, Burlsem. The following tables contain a selection of the most commonly used BURSLEM and LAMBETH ware marks.
A-1898 B-1899 C-1900 D-1901 E-1902 F-1903 G-1904 H-1905 I-1906 Wedgwood Antique Pottery and Porcelain for Sale …