A totally new Doulton mark of a lion’s head has been used on current-day Doulton tableware.
Its date of introduction is uncertain, but may be as late as 1993 when the Pearson Group floated Royal Doulton plc as an independent company. and Doulton marks appear on the earthenware and bone china (from c. The most common Doulton mark is circular with the central four interlocking ‘D’ symbols that continued in later marks.
The earlier ‘standard’ mark with lion, crown and Doulton roundel was ‘reintroduced’ from 1928, but was supplemented by a date number related to the year of production.
A prominent ‘1’ signifies 1928 and the numbering continue to ‘30’ in 1957.
1886 to mark the appointment of Henry Doulton as 'Potter to H. A simplified version showing only the coronet on a flat base and the word DOULTON was also used.
The coronet was probably added to the earlier mark c. The Prince of Wales' (later King Edward VI 1), ENGLAND was added underneath after 1891. It appears to have been used instead of B.3 especially on bone china products and on the more expensive earthen wares.
The simple rule is that adding 1927 to the number give the year of production.
This second use of the ‘standard’ mark is believed to have continued until about 1936.This mark which differs from B.7 by the omission of the crown was in use between 19. The bottom part only of this mark is found on smaller wares up to the present day and by itself is not a useful indication of date.Differing from B.7 by the addition of the words MADE IN ENGLAND, this mark was commonly in use after 1932.This mark was in general use at Burslem between 19.On smaller wares, only the bottom half of this mark (i.e. Although B.8 was generally used between 19 B.7 is occasionally found on wares made during these years.The Robert Allen numbers are covered in more detail here.‘Tango’ was released in 1934 on bone china with four colourways: V1481 (Gold band and black lines), V1482 (Black, Gold and Red), V1483 (Pale Blue band and Red lines), and V1484 (Green, Black and Red).