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Collectors know that delftware produced by De Porceleyne Fles, (also known as Royal Delft,) is recognized to be the standard against which all delftware is judged.Each piece is coded with: the factory mark, an item number, the artist's initials, a date code.Most visits to the city of Delft include a factory tour of this great company.Of the dozens of original 17th century Dutch pottery makers, only De Porceleyne Fles remains in operation.You can ignore the number at the bottom of the diamond - this tells us how many items were included in the registration, (sometimes known as bundles or packages).From the other numbers and letters we can work out the date of the registration.The mark was created to identify the type of material used (known as the ), how many items were included, (sometimes known as bundles or packages, and the date of registration.
Royal Doulton was an English ceramic manufacturing company producing tableware and collectables, dating from 1815.During the period 1842-1883 the British Patent Office issued a diamond mark along with the registration number when a design was registered.As well as showing that the design had been registered, diamond mark offered the buyer the reassurance of knowing an item was of British design.Specimen floral centre with white enamel decoration against a turquoise ground. Extensively gilded in flat and raised paste gilding which is all original. Leroy Special productions number "F373" painted to base. 8.75" (22.5cm) high (Please note, the vase does not lean to one side, my poor photography to blame) A fine Royal Crown Derby vase and cover decorated with a panel of musical trophies by Leroy. A fine Royal Crown Derby vase of Campana shape decorated with a panel of Musical trophies. A very good Royal Crown Derby vase of Campana shape decorated with a hand painted floral panel against a Regency stripe background by George Jessop. Signed G Jessop A fine Royal Crown Derby pedestal vase and cover decorated with floral subjects by Desire Leroy. Superb condition with only the finial restored, invisible to the naked eye.