Royal Winton Backstamps
I've set up this page for use as a reference to help narrow down the date your Royal Winton piece was made/introduced. The backstamps are in as close to date order as I can get given there is overlap in the use of many, Some were used on smaller pieces right through to the 1950's.
These two Grimwades backstamps are the earliest, dating between 1906 & 1922.
These Royal Winton backstamps were used from 1906 to the early 1920's. It is also seen with Rubian Art in the ribbon. The Rubian Art backstamp is similarly dated.
When the Rubian Ary Pottery & Atlas China Works were purchases in 1906 their backstamps were changed to include Grimwades.
These 2 backstamps are found on the Commemorative Bairnsfather range, the one on the left found on pieces made during the war (1917-18). The bankstamp on the right is found on pieces made after the war (1919-24).
The backstamps below all date from the early 1920's through to 1930. They appear on a range of Byzanta, Nursery Ware, Dickens Ware & Art Deco pieces, as well as the earlier chintz patterns.
The circular backstamp below, in blue or black, dates between 1930-34.The text is quite fine compared to the later backstamps. It is usual to see the pattern name in association with this stamp.
In 1941 all potteries were graded as to the quality & type of items produced. They were required to display the appropriate letter designating the grade on all items. The letter "A" was incorporated into Royal Winton's backstamps in 1941. This continued until the end of 1951. These are predominantly green or blue. The text is thicker than the previous backstamps.
In 1951 Royal Winton adopted the script backstamp below. This was used, with the letter "A" underneath, between 1951-52. In 1952 the potteries were no longer required to display the graded letters &
In 1952 the potteries were no longer required to display the graded letters & Royal Winton dropped it from the Script backstamp. The backstamp below was used bt Royal Winton from 1964.
This is the Royal Winton backstamp from 1995