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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.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.
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.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.It must be kept in mind that some patterns remained in production and usually kept the same number for many years.The trade-marks were, however, changed several times between the 1880s and now, and these can help to establish the period of production.