Within ten years he had enlarged the factory three times, built a china works, taken on the largest and most gifted group of artists in the Potteries, and developed for Doulton a reputation for craftsmanship and artistry still identified with Royal Doulton today. The following are two typical examples found on the patterns Rouen and Kew. The printed or impressed word HOLBEIN is also found on some examples of this particular ware.Between 1878 (when Henry and James Doulton acquired the major interest in the Pinder, Bourne factory in Nile Street, Burslem) and 1882 (when the name of the firm was changed to Doulton & Company, Burslem) existing Pinder, Bourne marks continued in use, such as the name in full: PINDER BOURNE CO.: and the initials P. Introduced in the latter part of 1901 to mark the grant of the Royal Warrant by King Edward VII together with the specific right to use the word ROYAL to designate Doulton products. Several of these were adopted after 1882 by Doulton and remained in use for about twenty years. Occasionally found also between 19 along with B.7 but the later Holbein Wares were not always specifically marked.

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This mark is still used on fine earthenware products such as Character Jugs.

This is the same as 13.9 except for the addition of the words BONE CHINA.

It was in use for all Fine Bone China products between 19 and is still used today on figures, animal models and other non-tableware Bone China products.

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.

This mark was in general use at Burslem between 19.

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.