Dating royal staffordshire pottery
This "T" mark is most often in red overglaze; it also appears in green and black overglaze, and blue underglaze. Variations of the handwritten letter "T" identified Royal Bayreuth and Tettau products for nearly 100 years.A standing lion holding a flag with a typescript "T" was done in gold overglaze from 1866 to 1887.
Aside from a rarely seen incised mark -- typically described as conjoined, lit tapers -- the Royal Bayreuth logos consisted of these elements.
In the mid-1940s, the single-crowned lion returned; it featured either a diamond pattern or capital "T" within its shield. Tapestry, scenic and portrait pieces were produced during the years 1890 to 1915.
The range of depicted items included toothpick holders, condiment holders, vases, ashtrays, candlesticks, bells, dresser sets, hatpin and match holders, shoes, planters, wall pockets, hair receivers, creamers and sugar bowls.
Variations of them are found in blue, green and black underglaze. Locate crowned lions with shields featuring an eagle crest on the left side, and a diamond pattern on the right side. Zone stamp indicates merchandise was subject to a duty tax from 1945 to 1949.
The lions are printed in green underglaze, indicating the piece was made close to 1919. Zone" -- added to original stamps -- were often seen during this period. Notice the subject matter or design elements of the porcelain.