The only way to gain an appreciation of the character of Old Wedgwood is to examine it, with the eye and with the finger tips.These most often carry Wedgwood England, purely because of the size of the item in comparison to the stamp. The letters accompanying the Wedgwood England for items dating between 1891-1908 are a dating code, which I will enter into shortly.Pre 1891, there was a three letter dating code in place. Those three letters would represent the month, the potter, and the year in that order. This wasn't foolproof for dating purposes as it did overlap, and for certain letters, there are two possible dates. Usually accompanied by other potter markings and a single letter. When I have a wee bit more time, I'll come back and write something more in depth for you if wanted!
If the stamp is all together, like so; then it is a later piece.
The exceptions to the rule for this, are smaller objects, like thimbles, and other miniatures. I don't have a sample to hand for you, but it is separated, and not a uniform stamp like the one displayed above.
I'll be brief here, this is purely to aid buyers on e Bay, and beginning collectors and to give a quick idea on how to tell what era a piece belongs to. If a piece is modern/vintage, ie: 1908-present date.
If these marks are separated, then the piece is more likely to be prior to 1970.
Wedgwood is a line of porcelain and pottery produced by Josiah Wedgwood from about 1759 until his death in 1795, and by his heirs thereafter.Although Josiah was the first prominent pottery maker to endorse each piece with a mark bearing his own name, knowing how to date Wedgwood is still quite tricky.