Dating aynsley marks
In the 1960s, the Orchard Gold design was introduced, to overcome the cost of the handpainting process.
It was at this time that the name "Orchard Gold" was given, to avoid confusion with the earlier handpainted pieces.
Many potteries changed the format and style of their back stamps several times during their period of operation.
This is really helpful as it means that you can narrow down the date of manufacture to a period of a few years.
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You might be wondering why I’m obsessed with looking at the underside of pieces of china.Well, this is where the ‘back stamp’ is most often placed. It can either be a mark identifying the maker of the china or a signature of the maker.