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An easy to use chronological list of Wedgwood marks to help the Wedgwood collector, who is faced with many imitators, to date genuine Wedgwood antiques.Fortunately for the collector, Josiah Wedgwood was the first potter of note to mark his goods with his own name.
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Unlike the easily copied potters marks used by other manufacturers, for example the crossed swords mark used by Meissen; the Sevres double L mark, or the Chelsea anchor mark.
Early Wedgwood works may be unmarked, but the presence of the correct mark is an indication that the piece is genuine and should allow you to determine its true age.
Type 1 has a backstamp that consists of a shield with the words ROYAL CHINA WORKS over the top and WORCESTER underneath. This backstamp is actually the imprint of George Grainger and Company.
The Grainger porcelain works was started in 1801 by Thomas Grainger.