Between the years of 18 the last two numbers of the the years were occasionally used to indicate the year of manufacture but in 1867 a more organised method of date codes was introduced, with a letter beneath the standard mark, 1867 used the letter A, 1868 used B, 1869 C and so on.
In 1891 Royal Worcester introduced the words 'Royal Worcester England' beneath the standard Worcester mark with the addition of a dot to the left of the crown in 1892, followed by a further dot to the right of the crown in 1893, and this continued until 1903 with a total of twelve dots, six either side of the crown.
The Charles Noke designed scenes often bear a facsimile of his signature which can cause them to sell for a premium.
Noke with the assistance of William Grace, Walter Nunn, Leonard Langley and Harry Tittensor.
These are pictures of my Royal Doulton Bunnykins, for my sweet Bunnykin!
These are just some of the many different patterns you will find when looking for your Bunnykins pattern.
Often the date is impressed into the base, this is especially so for items where the base is a large flat expanse.
These are the techniques I employ to determine the production era when an item is not dated.
This method was used until 1927 when there were eleven dots arranged around the single small star.
From 1928 Royal Worcester introduced a different shape as the date code for each preceding year, until 1933, when they started the method of adding an additional dot for each year.
The Royal Doulton Bunnykins pattern was introduced in 1934.
Royal Doulton is an English company that produces tableware and collectables dating from 1815.
He began by producing practical and decorative stoneware, such as bottles and sewer pipes from his small pottery John's son Henry (1820 - 1897) joined the company in 1835 and the production of stoneware items was expanded to include laboratory articles, sanitary ware and drainpipes, which were sold worldwide.