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Don’t be fooled by marks when buying Wedgwood online

The old rules have changed when it comes to dating. The WEDGWOOD ENGLAND mark was generally used to indicate that a piece was made between 1891-96. That’s not the case anymore. Wedgwood is now jobbing out some of its work and a number of pieces aren’t made by the original factory, nor are they made in England. They therefore have a WEDGWOOD ENGLAND mark only, not WEDGWOOD MADE IN ENGLAND mark. In other words, the old generally accepted rules don’t necessarily apply, so don’t be duped by an eBay advertizer to thinking you’re getting an antique when it’s a piece made in the last few years. Also note, at the present time the backstamp "England 1759" is a new mark being used to indicate place and year of the foundation of the Wedgwood business.