Patent Office - Pottery Mark

by Betsy
(Schenectady, NY, USA)


Pottery Mark

This was dug out of the ground in the Stockade in Schenectady NY. Does anyone have any information about this? The mark is very distinctive and is on the side not on the bottom. Does anyone know how old, or what it was used for? Thanks for your help.

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Apr 10, 2013
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Rare enough NEW
by: Betsy

I don't know how rare it is. There were 8 made in that particular production run but there were probably more runs made. Considering the year it was made I doubt there are a lot of these out there though. It's nice to have some information on these. How did you come across yours? Gotta love history.

Apr 10, 2013
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TWINS! NEW
by: R&R

Betsy- I have the same exact pitcher with the same exact stamp! If there were only 8 of these made, this is super rare! I can't find any others like it when i google search. How am I able to put a value on a piece like this?

Feb 21, 2012
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Thanks for the info
by: Betsy

Thank you so much! That was more information than I thought possible. I still have one more question though. What would it have been used for?

Feb 21, 2012
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British Pottery - 1858
by: Rob from Brothers-Handmade

Betsy:

To start, this is a Pottery Mark from the British Patent office. This particular mark was used on pottery and other manufactured items between the years 1842-1867. (A slightly different mark was used in 1868-1883).

Starting at the top of the pottery mark, the

IV indicates that the item is made of clay as opposed to other materials like glass which would have a Roman numeral III.

B at the top indicates the year 1858 when it was produced

K on the left is the month (November in this case)

3 on the right side is the date (November 3) it was produced

8 is the number of pieces that were included in that production run.

Rd stands for Registered Design (Patent Office mark)

So your piece is British pottery, made November 3, 1858

Thanks for your inquiry.

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