With hundreds of members already registered you have plenty to choose from.So don't delay, join free now and start browsing local singles near you today!After 1963 no Worcester dating system is used but patterns are all named and bear the date that they were first introduced.This continued until 1963 when 13 dots are arranged around the W.See our early worcester for sale section for examples of sparrow beak jugs, Bute cups and Dr Wall period pieces.The Royal Worcester standard printed factory mark includes the number 51 in the centre which refers to the year 1751 when the Worcester Porcelain Company was founded by Dr. Early standard marks show the crown slightly above or perched on the circle and from 1876 the crown sits down onto the circle. In 1862 with the restructuring of the Royal Worcester company and the introduction of a new factory mark came the first of the new Worcester date coding sequences.It being easier and cheaper to put an extra dot on existing copper plates than make new ones.
These could be printed or impressed under the circle but like all impressed marks these could be difficult to see when they fill with glaze.
The date included is the year of introduction of the design, not the date of manufacture.
In January 1989 new factory stamps were phased in with N in place of the M and soon afterward black numbers were introduced.
After 1956 the letter W was nearly always substituted with a letter R in a circle, i.e. From 1966 no date coding system was used, but on tableware the year the pattern was introduced is stated next to the pattern name.
In 1974 the current format of factory stamp was adopted.