Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Transferware with a 1790 or 1795 Back Stamp

Do any of your transferware pieces have a backstamp with a date marked 1790-95 like these examples below do?

If so, the one thing you can be absolutely sure of is that it was not made in the 1700's.  The earliest it could be dated to is 1870 and could be dated anywhere up to about 1936.  
Some of the Staffordshire potters would use these stamps as a way of giving their wares a sense of history and value.  Dale Pottery works is one such firm that practiced this.  They would use the 1790 date mark on many pieces as it was the date that the pottery was first built by Joseph Stubbs.


Since I'm not going to be doing quite as many posts with lots of photos over the next few weeks due to our multiple move (business and home) and other things going on in our lives right now, I will try to post some little informative pieces here and there.  I hope you'll enjoy them, learn something from them and come back for more! ;-)  I'll be back as soon as I can with some tablescapes, and pics of the progression of the new house. 
Kalyn, Ashton and I are going over tonight to begin painting their room.  Someone had hung posters up with nails and Shawn pulled about 100+ out of the walls today.  We're going to have to do some patch work first.  I wish I could tell you all how dirty this place was but I don't think you can say those things online. ;-) I had a well known, professional cleaning coming out for a bid and they declined the job!  The landlord apparently found someone, I think perhaps a janitorial service, to come out and clean the entire house tomorrow. 

Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments and emails on my previous post.  I am overwhelmed by how thoughtful, generous and caring you all are.  

Don't forget the $50 giveaway to my English Transferware store over at Savvy Southern Style.