Thus 14 indicates the year 1941 and 23 indicates 1950.
On some patterns, particularly on china, the date has been written in special ink.
This mark is still used on fine earthenware products such as Character Jugs.
Take a trip around the Royal Doulton Pottery in Burslem and see artistry in action.
During more than a century and a half Royal Doulton have gained a unique reputation for ceramic work of art.
By this time, of course, the lion and crown badge was in use so there need be no confusion.
The RA-numbering was continued for several years after Allen had retired.
Within ten years he had enlarged the factory three times, built a china works, taken on the largest and most gifted group of artists in the Potteries, and developed for Doulton a reputation for craftsmanship and artistry still identified with Royal Doulton today. The following are two typical examples found on the patterns Rouen and Kew. The printed or impressed word HOLBEIN is also found on some examples of this particular ware.