Coalport china dating
In 1882 some workmen from the Irish Belleek works were brought over for this purpose, and the manufacture of thin egg‑shell china with luster glazes was established in Trenton. The initials of the firm were also used on fine Belleek ware about 1885. Only about 100 pieces, mostly small vases, were made, and these were soon absorbed in private collections, and highly valued. Broome formerly modeled for the Providential Tile Works and the Trent Tile Co. In 1876 they made pieces decorated with printed views of some of the Centennial buildings.Several marks were used on Etruria Belleek, among which are two varieties of the crown and sword, and two of the crescent, designs, which were printed over the glaze ill red or brown. The junior member of the firm was particularly active in experimenting in new bodies and developing the artistic features of the manufacture. They were marked with an arbitrary device, a modification of the sign of the planet Jupiter, similar to the mark on old Plymouth (England) porcelain. About 1884 the works were sold to Alpaugh & Magowan, who gave them the name of the Empire Pottery.
This mark, printed in black, occurs on a small milk jug, decorated with a printed view of old Independence Hall, Philadelphia, now in the Pennsylvania Museum.On their semi‑porcelain they have used an octagonal mark, and on table and toilet wares printed pattern marks have been used, such as Arno, Duchess, Forget-me-not, Adelaide, Saratoga, etc. The pottery continued in operation for several years after that date. From 1883 to 1886 the mark used on art wares was suggested by the Royal Worcester mark.