'Queen Victoria' - Blue Printed Pottery Mark Device Query
Jug and Basin Set - 'Queen Victoria' - Blue Printed Pottery Mark Device Query
'Queen Victoria' - Blue Printed Pottery Mark Device Query:- what is the name of the pottery maker, who uses a picture of queen victoria stamped in blue ink as an identification mark.i have seen this mark on a blue and white jug and basin set.
can you help,
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Reply by Peter (admin)
Interesting query on 'Queen Victoria' - Blue Printed Pottery Mark Device Query. Thanks.
I don't know of any old English maker who would have used such a mark, at least none of the obvious makers to my knowledge.
In my view, no genuine antique maker worth his salt would have used a picture of 'Her Majesty' on their products. It would simply have been terribly bad form to demean her Royal Highness in that way.
You see, my dear, they all wanted the privilege of having a Royal Warrant or license bestowed upon them and would do anything not to upset her Highness. It was the equivalent of being asked to sing at the interval of the Super-Bowl. A license to print money!
What do you think The Queen would have thought of a cheap printed cartoon of her Royal Personage plastered over the bottom of some bits of crockery?
In reality, with all the famous potters clamouring to the court for approval, Queen Victoria was very stern about the issuing of Royal Licenses. Even the use of the royal arms by potters other than official warrant holders was strictly banned by Queen Victoria in 1838.
Q. So what proper English antique manufacturer would have been dumb enough to stick such a picture on their wares?
A. None to my knowledge. Hardly surprising is it?
Q. So who would be so crass as to do this??
A. A foreign or modern manufacturer trying to look English, that's who.
Let's turn our attention to the type of company I mean.
Modern maker - situated in Tangshan City of Hebei Province, China a company which operates under the name of "William James Fine Bone China Manufacture Co., Ltd" sells blue and white repro Jugs and Basin sets and other wares. Items can be found brand new on ebay (Go to my China Replacement
page for instructions on how to search for such wares).
I have no idea what their pottery mark is, but it may well be a device like the Queen Victoria one you describe (see above picture I uploaded of one of their jug & basin sets).
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