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The troublesome issues tend to crop up when designs were produced for a number of years, so items can be found with identical patterns but different backstamps – leading to debate around when the design was actually first implemented.
As far as Rhead pottery goes, namely the work of Charlotte & her father, there is still confusion about a number of backstamps and when they were introduced (or replaced), since details were not recorded at the time with any clarity.
Gold on the rim but the central portion of the inner band is brown, flanked by two gold bands.
Furthermore there exist two distinct patterns, the more widespread A8025 and the earlier (and harder to find) 9072 pattern, which can be recognised easily by the more old-fashioned lettering in the mark (see examples below).
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.Dating of the two REAL OLD WILLOW patterns is controversial.Parkin follows the information given in Geoffrey Godden's Encyclopedia of British Pottery & Porcelain Marks, which implies the following dates for Booths china: These dates correlate with our observations of impressed date stamps on a wide selection of Real Old Willow flatware.Following the war, production did not restart until Royal Doulton purchased the Beswick factory in 1969.After this, Bunnykins were numbered with the prefix DB and are still produced to this day.