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Porcelain wares bearing a red painted ‘COALBROOKDALE’ mark in upper case are extremely rare and highly collectible. Most are found on colourful floral encrusted porcelain wares. From June 1820 to c1830, a series of prominent printed ‘Society of Arts’ marks were placed on Coalport porcelain wares. They may also include the words ‘ English Porcelain ‘.

These could be printed or impressed under the circle but like all impressed marks these could be difficult to see when they fill with glaze.

Royal Worcester Marks were first placed on pottery and porcelain in 1862 but it was 1867 before it became common place.

But pieces bearing the crescent mark are rare and usually the provence of specialist collectors.

However, the porcelain collector should note that early Coal Brook Dale marks are extremely rare and very collectible.

The early Coalport porcelain wares are mostly unmarked.

Paragon was noted for producing high quality teaware and tableware, and was granted royal warrants of appointment by several members of the British Royal Family.

The Star China company was founded in 1897 as a partnership between Herbert Aynsley (great-grandson of the founder of Aynsley China) and Hugh Irving, trading until 1919, and using Paragon as a trade name from about 1900.

From 1867 until 1877 the code would either be the printed last two numbers of the year or a capital letter under the circle reprrsenting the date.