Help with old (English?) impressed pottery mark

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by SarahAR, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. SarahAR

    SarahAR Member

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    Can anyone help identify this stamp? I know that the Rd means registered design.
     
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  2. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Photo of the whole object please, it's a vital clue. Certainly British.
     
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  3. SarahAR

    SarahAR Member

  4. janetpjohn

    janetpjohn Well-Known Member

    It's not a typical registry mark.
     
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  5. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    It's an RD number mark, rather than a registry mark. I can't make the number out properly, but it looks to be one of the very first ones after the diamond was abolished. Mid to late 1880s.
     
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  6. SarahAR

    SarahAR Member

    Thank you all. Does anyone know what this piece is called? A tea caddy maybe?
     
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  7. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Biscuit jar?
     
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  8. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    How tall is it?
     
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  9. SarahAR

    SarahAR Member

    Sorry I should have included something next to it for reference. It's 6" to the top of the lid, so probably roughly twice as tall as a sugar bowl. I picked it up yesterday on the last day of an estate sale for $5. I just thought it was a sweet little jar. From the stains inside it looks like they might have kept coffee in it. It's obviously some type of transferware and not hand painted. I wish I could make out whatever is on the left side of of the diamond because I'd love to know who made it.

    **On second thought maybe this is just a large sugar bowl? After looking around online, I have found several similarly styled and sized antique "sugar bowls".
     
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  10. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Sugar bowls can be that big, but the shape is wrong. Might possibly be for dripping.
     
  11. SarahAR

    SarahAR Member

    Adding a better enhanced image of the bottom. I'm still stumped. I can only find two diamond registration marks used between 1842 and 1883 until they went to using strictly an Rd. No. without the diamond. Maybe this was something of a transitional mark between 1883-1884. I've emailed a couple of British pottery "experts". What do you think of the letters on the left hand side? O T T K D is what my eyes are seeing..definitely a K.
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