The heat of the water will not injure the decoration or ceramic. Made in—1887 and after: English law required imported wares to be marked with these words and the country name. National Brotherhood of Operative Potters—1940-1955 United States Potters Union members were employed at the factory.Nippon—1891-1921 as a country name, sometimes after 1891 as part of a company name it's the Japanese name for Japan.The earliest we have seen the whole word used is 1892.Copyright reserved—after 1876 a legal term used on English wares. 1960-1970 The glaze will not develop fine lines or cracks with normal wear.
Patented—1900-current: A patent has been granted by the United States Patent Office. Registry mark, diamond shaped—1842-1883: The English designation that indicates a design or process has been registered. Royal—after 1850 (Royal Crown Derby, 1876; Royal Doulton, 1902; Royal Worcester, 1862): The word "Royal" was used as part of many English marks.
Delft—if the word "delft" appears, the pottery probably dates from the 19th or 20th century a tin-glazed earthenware, often blue and white, but other colors were also used. 1900: Depose is the French word for "registered." Designed expressly for—ca.l927-present: Factories sometimes made special patterns for use by one special customer. East Germany—1949-1990: Germany was divided into four occupation zones after World War II, from 1945 to 1949. Freezer-oven-table—1960s and after: The dish can be put in the freezer, then directly into an oven until the contents are cooked, then used for table service. Gesch.)—after 1899: These are the German words for legally patented or registered. 1962: The dishes are at least partially made by hand, not molded by machine.
These were often marked with the customer's name as well as the factory name. The Russian zone became the German Demo¬cratic Republic, or East Germany. Hand-painted—England and the United States about 1935: The design is painted directly on the dish by an artist. Hand-painted china was popular in the 1880-1910 period, when it was made by many women at home as a hobby.
West Germany—1949-1990: At the end of World War II, Germany was divided into occupation zones.
The United States, Britain, and France occupied these zones from 1945 to 1949. L.—Societe Anonyme a Responsabilite Limitee, a limited lia-bility company (French) SAG—Sowjetische Aktiengesellschaft—Soviet joint stock company in Germany S.