Moorcroft is one type of English ceramic ware that can be dated fairly easily using marks. William Moorcroft founded his own pottery company in Even though Moorcroft was working in a studio provided by Macintyre, he also signed Florian Ware pieces made there with his own name or initials. When he set up his own shop, he no longer used the Florian Ware name:. The money came from Liberty, the famous London store and Liberty continued to control Moorcroft until Moorcroft won accolades for his pottery work early on.
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The Victorian tale goes that spaniel figurines placed on the windowsill sent out a secret message. A woman would place the ornaments in her front window; if they were back to back, it meant her husband was at home. If the dogs faced each other, it meant her husband was out at sea, welcoming her lover in to the house. The Staffordshire region an industrial area with the towns Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton and Longton started in the ceramic business in the 17 th century thanks to an abundance of local natural materials. Other animal figurines came out of the Staffordshire region, from domesticated dogs to wild animals like zebras, lions, elephants, and more.
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The pattern name if there was one, was placed on top or inside the backstamp. Sometimes the TCW was used or replaced by a pattern name or if the pattern didn't have a Name it was left blank. In the backstamp changed again, all references to the Crown China works had ceased, and the Bone China theme was taken up. On these Backstamps the word "Bone" was swapped for the word "Crown".
The Sevres double L mark was introduced in and in year letters were added to all Sevres marks. In , the republique period as it was known, was followed by the consulate period. In , the empire period began when Napoleon I Bonaparte proclaimed himself emperor of France.