Dating lenox backstamps

Paintresses marks - Various dots and squiggles were used to identify the paintress of a particular piece.

The Aluminia Faience factory date its history to the year 1862 founded by August Schittt (1834 - 1863).

In 1868 Philip Schou took over the factory and moved the production to Frederiksberg.

Material classes I Metal II Wood III Glass IV Ceramic V Wallpaper VI Carpets VII-XIII Textiles of various kinds, including dress and furnishing fabrics Please email me for further details.

In the Collector's Guide by Caroline & Nick Pope you will find a list of the known painters with number-signature and their working period at Royal Copenhagen. The three towers in the hallmark come from the City of Copenhagen's Coat of Arms.

Also the data of the designing artist will be an important indication of possible age.

It is possible to date pieces from Bing & Grondahl porcelain looking at the factory mark at the base.

This means that the letters and numbers used to represent dates are at different points of the diamond between 1842-18-1883.

The mark at the top of the diamond was a Roman numeral representing the material the item was made from. Use the examples below to work out which date range corresponds to the diamond mark on your item.

Use the tables below to work out what the codes represent for the date and the class of material.

Diamond mark month codes *From 1-6 March 1878, W was used for the year in place of D.

In the Collector's Guide by Caroline & Nick Pope you will find a list of the known painters with number-signature and their working period at Royal Copenhagen.

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