This mark, used on bone china, was adopted in 1878 when the manufacture of bone china was revived. Alcala had been a suspect in Crilley's death for several years.
Collecting Wedgwood Unlike most old English potters, Josiah Wedgwood marked the majority of his products and Wedgwood Identification and Dating marks are something for which the collector should always look.
The Wedgwood factory marks on this candlestick are in three groups and are all impressed with no printed marks (see all Photos). Dating Wedgwood can sometime be very difficult as apart from the Trademark there are also in some cases letters that accompany the marks to give a more accurate manufacture date and most old pieces have this second mark. Typically, there would also be a third impressed letter as noted above that would be a workman’s code and all three letters were placed together as a group.
Varying in size, these marks are attributed to the period after Bentleys death (1780) and probably used for a time after Josiahs death 1795.
Of course, never send an item back that has been damaged by shipping since that will void the original insurance.
1940 onwards 1962 onwards mid-1998 onwards Note the Portland vase designed within the W.