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This mark was in general use at Burslem between 19.

Hand-painted, and largely hand-painted, wares designed and decorated by Robert Allen and artists in his studios, were often given RA-numbers, written by hand, in addition to the usual trade-mark and any other number.

Unfortunately many of the record books giving details are missing, but despite this what is available is interesting as giving some idea when pieces so numbered were designed.

It must be kept in mind that some patterns remained in production and usually kept the same number for many years.

The trade-marks were, however, changed several times between the 1880s and now, and these can help to establish the period of production.

However, the exact date of introduction is not known.

Many dated examples between 19 exist, and occasional examples dated between 19 have also been noted although B.8 was more generally used in those years (with the words MADE IN ENGLAND at the bottom of the mark in place of the single word ENGLAND).

Several of these were adopted after 1882 by Doulton and remained in use for about twenty years. Occasionally found also between 19 along with B.7 but the later Holbein Wares were not always specifically marked.

Other devices occur incorporating the name of the pattern. This mark, adapted from a similar Lambeth mark incorporating a device of four interlocking D's was introduced c. An adaptation of B.4 used on the Holbein Wares mainly between 18.

These hand-painted wares were not reproduced in great quantities and some items bearing RA-numbers would probably never have been repeated.

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