He was a distant relation of the 'other' more famous side of the family.
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If the last letter of the code is a zero, the piece was made in 1860, the first year this method of identification was put into place.
However, it may take an expert to date Wedgwood of this era since some of the number series were repeated several times, making it difficult to ascertain the precise year the piece was made. The word “ENGLAND” was added to the mark around 1891, while “MADE IN ENGLAND” was included in 1908.
However, if you know what to look for, you can confidently date Wedgwood. If the letters in the name Wedgwood are uneven in size and shape, then you may be holding a very early piece.
The unusual appearance of the letters is due to each one being made individually.
These marks are most commonly found on specific product lines, such as jasperware, that date between 17.
It should also be noted that this was the time when fake marks began appearing, which can be identified by the ability to mar them with a sharp object fairly easily.
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.