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Puce coloured crests were used from 1900 until 1940 when the black ink mark took over.
Green crest marks were used for the Boer and First World War soldiers, and blue marks were printed on a limited number of figurines.1928 small square 1929 diamond 1930 three horizontal lines 1931 two circles 1932 three circles 1933 to 1939 three circles and a dot is added for each subsequent year.
The Worcester factory was able to engage the services of excellent artists and some of the finest porcelain was produced there.
Royal patronage was added, firstly by king George III in 1789 and has been continually reviewed and renewed with each change of monarch. The factory continued producing mainly tableware during the nineteenth century and a few figurines were introduced, mostly by James Hadley.
Although manufacturing methods have changed very little since the eighteenth century, semi automation for most of these processes has taken over.
The raw materials are mixed with water to form a liquid clay or slip.
By the start of the twentieth century sales were in decline and in 1930 the factory went into recevership.
CW Dyson Perrins bought the factory in 1930 and, under the guidence of J Grimson, set about reforming production there.
During the 1920’s and 30’s print and enamel patterns were popular.
Here painters added enamel colours by hand to printed patterns.
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The resultant casts are removed from the moulds assembled using more liquid slip and the rough edges smoothed away.